The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) MBA is consistently ranked among the best MBA programs in the world, and is a powerhouse of MBA talent in the US.
Whether it's providing a platform to dive into the brain pool of Silicon Valley, an immersion in the latest technology trends, or driving forward the need for socially conscious business leaders in the modern economy, Stanford is a melting pot of expertise.
It’s no surprise 53% of the most recent graduating class stayed in California post-MBA. But Stanford MBA grads also pursue careers elsewhere, with the North-East attracting 16% of the class, and international opportunities 13%.
The incoming 436 members of the Stanford MBA class of 2022 look to emulate those before them, and they make up the largest Stanford MBA class to date. The Stanford MBA received 7,324 applications for the class of 2022, with an admission rate of 6%.
If you’re considering applying to Stanford, you need to understand what kind of students fill the MBA class, and how you can leverage your own experience and background in your application.
The incoming class come from a wealth of organizations across investment management, consulting, technology, government, arts, and media. International students make up 35% of the class.
In this BusinessBecause Breakdown, we explore the Stanford MBA class profile, covering GMAT scores, diversity statistics, and students' previous experiences.
Stanford MBA Class of 2022 | Overview
The average age of the Stanford MBA class of 2022 is 28. The entering students are also plucked from two distinct undergraduate majors: 37% of the class majored in engineering, mathematics, or natural sciences; 44% majored in humanities and social sciences. 18% of the class are also business majors.
The class’s average GMAT score is an impressive 733.
Stanford has also focused its attention on diversity, breaking the class demographic down on a more granular level than in previous years. There are 66 countries represented in the class, with 70 languages spoken. 35% of students are classed as international.
Women account for 47% of the class, and US students of color make up 37% of the MBA classroom.
For the first time, Stanford has also compiled more in-depth data on the identities of MBA students in the class.
Among the U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the MBA Class of 2022, 212 identify as White; 92 as Asian American; 39 as Hispanic or Latino; 31 as Black or African American; and 6 as Native American or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
GMAT / GRE Scores
The GMAT scores of an MBA class are a benchmark for the academic excellence you’ll have to showcase if your MBA application is to be successful.
Stanford’s MBA class of 2022 has set the bar high. The average GMAT score of the class is 733. If you plan on applying to Stanford, it’s probably time to dust off those GMAT test prep books and get practicing.
The GRE scores of the class are also strong. There’s an average GRE verbal score of 165 and the quantitative average is 164.