MBA News: Stanford GSB Releases Class of 2015 Profile

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.

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