Facts & Figures
Wharton MBA Class Profile
Class of 2023
Our community is shaped by our students, making it a dynamic learning environment. Below is a snapshot of the 2023 Wharton MBA Class Profile. Take a second to get to know them – and if you want to know more, take a virtual tour or put faces to these numbers on our Wharton MBA Stories page.
Wharton MBA students come from many different backgrounds, bringing a diversity of experiences and perspectives to our dynamic community.
Diversity & Enrollment Breakdown
The Wharton MBA community features diversity in a myriad of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in our community help students across different backgrounds succeed. Wharton MBAs reap the benefits of engagement within our diverse community, leading to innovative ideas and solutions for the world’s next problem in business.
U.S. RACE / ETHNICITY*
- 28% White
- 20% Asian American
- 8% Black/African American
- 7% Hispanic/Latinx
- >1% Did Not Report
- >1% Native American / Indigenous / Native Alaskan
* Data represents 63% of students that are U.S. passport holders only. Percentages are out of 897 students.
Interdisciplinary and Dual Degree Programs
Wharton partners with a number of graduate schools across the University of Pennsylvania to offer 12 joint degree programs. While many students choose to pursue a joint degree, there are three fully integrated, interdisciplinary MBA programs: the Lauder MBA/MA Joint Degree in International Studies, the Carey JD/MBA program, and the MBA in Health Care Management. Each program allow students to become interdisciplinary leaders, combining their business knowledge with a professional program. Learn more about our dual and interdisciplinary programs.
Average Work Experience for Wharton MBAs
While Wharton MBA students have an average of 5 years of work experience, there is no minimum or maximum years of experience to apply to the program. We encourage those interested in applying to the Wharton MBA program to quantify their experiences and show us how and why they were impactful in their career — regardless of how many years of experience they bring with them to the program.
Years of Work Experience
Previous Industry Experience
- 23% Consulting
- 14% Financial Services
- 14% PE/VC
- 10% Nonprofit/Gov't
- 10% Technology
- 10% Other
- 5% Health Care
- 3% Energy
- 3% Investment Banking
- 2% CPG
- 2% Investment Management
- 2% Media/Entertainment
- 2% Retail
Average GMAT & GRE Scores
There is no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement to apply to the Wharton MBA program, and we don’t have a preference for one test over another. For the Wharton MBA class of 2023, the average GMAT score is 733. The average GRE scores are 162 verbal and 162 quant.
Education & Average GPA
*Average GPA only includes data from students who attended universities with a 4.0 grading system.
Note: Profile as of July 20, 2021