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Admissions Statistics
Number of Applications
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
720 371 748 931 1023 1025 1013 1229 1248 1450

Characteristics of the Incoming Class*

Approximately 97% of the Fall 2017 incoming class (92% Fall 2016) has relevant practical experience in the form of internships or jobs related to finance.

Approximately 95% of the class submitted GRE scores, and approximately 9% submitted GMAT scores (implying that about 4% submitted both).

Average Test Scores 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Quantitative GRE Scores 167.9 168.4 169.3 169.6 169.6
Verbal GRE Scores 157.5 158.0 159.1 159.8
Analytical Writing GRE Scores 3.3 3.5 3.8

The average Quantitative GRE score was unchanged from 2016 to 2017, whereas the average Verbal and Analytical Writing scores rose.

Median Test Scores 2015 2016 2017
Quantitative GRE Scores 170 170 170
Verbal GRE Scores 159 159 160
Analytical Writing GRE Scores 3.5 3.5 4.0

The final table shows the composition of the incoming class by sex.

Percent Women
2015 2016 2017
48% 47% 49%

 


* By “incoming class” we mean those applicants who have accepted their admissions offers and paid their tuition deposit by the close of the admissions process (usually in early June). Some of them may not show up and register at the university in the fall.