On October 7, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) published its profile of the students who make up its Class of 2016. The school’s most recent incoming class set several school records, and the data reveal a few exciting trends, including rising international and female student numbers.
At 410 members, the class is the largest in the Stanford GSB’s history. The constituency also boasts record-breaking diversity—with 42% of the incoming first years being women and 44% representing countries other than the United States (up from 36% and 41%, respectively, for the Class of 2015). In addition, the class includes students from 62 different countries, and the GSB saw a 3.5% increase in applications from last year.