The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has published its Class of 2015 profile, showing an enrollment of 406 students—the largest in the school’s history—from a pool of 7,108 applications. The GSB points out that year-over-year fluctuations in certain profile categories are to be expected, given the school’s avowedly merit-based admissions process (and considering that the class size is still comparatively small), stating, “We don’t admit categories; we admit individuals. … This is why we consider a class profile illustrative, rather than informative.”
Notably, the profile indicates greater diversity within the class, showing an increase in the representation of both women (36%) and U.S. minorities (21%). In addition, more than half the incoming students (51%) were humanities or social sciences majors. In terms of pre-MBA industry representation, the fields of biotechnology/health care (5%), consulting (20%) and consumer products and services (11%) reportedly increased. The average GMAT score among candidates rose slightly to 732, though the range (550–790) did not change from last year.