Wharton and Harvard published the profiles of their 2017 classes who begin their MBA studies next month:
The 2017 class profile at Harvard is composed of 948 students accepted out of 9,686 applicants. The acceptance rate stands at 11%. Forty percent of students are women, and 34% are international students. The mean age is 27, median GMAT score is 730 with scores ranging between 510-790. The average GPA is 3.67.
In terms of academic background, 36% of students hail from the exact sciences, while 45% come from business and management with only 19% from the social sciences. In terms of professional background, 17% come from venture capital/private equity, with 16% from consulting, 14% from high-tech and communications, and 11% from financial services.
The 2017 Wharton class profile is composed of 861 students who were accepted out of 6,590 applicants. Women represent 43% of the class and 32% are international students. The mean GMAT score is 732, with scores ranging between 620-790, and length of professional experience averages at five years with a range of 0-16.
In terms of academic background, 42% come from the social sciences, 29% from business management, and 25% from exact sciences. In terms of professional background, 23% hail from consulting, 11% from non-profit services, 11% from banking and investment, and 10% from venture capital/private equity.