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Admissions Statistics

Number of Applications
2019 2020 2021
1089 1250 1354

Characteristics of the Entering Class

Approximately 85% of the Fall 2019 entering class had relevant practical experience in the form of internships or jobs related to finance.

Approximately 96% of the Fall 2019 entering class submitted GRE scores, and approximately 7% submitted GMAT scores (implying that about 3% submitted both). Test scores are now optional, but still, approximately 87% of the Fall 2021 entering class submitted GRE scores.

Median GRE Scores 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Quantitative 170 170 170 170 170 170 170
Verbal 159 159 160 161 161 161 162
Analytical Writing 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0

A Quantitative GRE Score of 170 is the maximum possible. According to the GRE Guide to the Use of Scores 2017–2018, a Verbal GRE Score of 160 is at the 76th percentile, and an Analytical Writing GRE Score of 4.0 is at the 60th percentile, among all individuals who took the test between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016. This means that 76 percent of all test takers had verbal scores below 160, and 60 percent had analytical writing scores below 4.0.

In interpreting these numbers, be aware that the majority of our students are citizens of non-English speaking countries.

Average GRE Scores 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Quantitative 167.9 168.4 169.3 169.6 169.6 169.2 169.1 169.5 169.7
Verbal 157.5 158.0 159.1 159.8 160.0 160.0 160.7 161.9
Analytical Writing 3.3 3.5 3.8 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.9

The next table shows average and median undergraduate GPA (for entering students who have been graded on a scale that is compatible with the American one).

Undergraduate GPA 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Median GPA 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
Average GPA 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8

The next table shows the composition of the entering class by sex.

Percent Women
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
48% 47% 49% 41% 50% 36% 42%

Finally, diversity by institution where our 125 September 2021 entering students got their first degree. They came from 79 different universities. These universities sent us on average just 1-2 students each. No university sent us more than four students. Here are the seven universities that sent us four students each:

  • Nankai University
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Peking University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Rochester
  • Wuhan University

 

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