Harvard Business School Class of 2021 Profile

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Here’s a look at HBS’s Class of 2021 taken from the Harvard Business School website:

  • Number of applications: 9,228
  • Enrolled: 938
  • Countries represented: 71United States: 63%Asia: 14%Europe: 9%Mexico, Central & South America: 5%Canada: 4%Africa: 2%Middle East: 2%Oceania: 1%
  • Women: 43%
  • International: 37%
  • US ethnic minorities: 27%
  • Average GPA: 3.70
  • Average years work experience: 4.7
  • Percent of class taking GMAT: 80%Verbal range: 31-51Quantitative range: 38-51Total range: 590-800Median verbal: 41Median quantitative: 48Median total: 730
  • Percent of class taking GRE: 20%Verbal range: 147-170Quantitative range: 145-170Median verbal: 163Median quantitative: 163

Breakdown of undergraduate majors (137 domestic universities and 155 international universities)

Breakdown of pre-MBA industry

This year’s HBS application volume shows another decline. In the 2016-2017 application cycle, there were 10,351 applications; last year there were 9,866, and this year there were only 9,228. This year’s slight decline does not mean that it’s any easier to get into HBS.

Other items of note:

  • Even more accepted applicants are taking the GRE: 20% in this year’s entering class compared to 15% last year.
  • For the first time in 3 years, the percent of women’s enrollment went up: 43% this year compared to 41% last year.
  • While the percentage of international students remained stable from last year at 37%, the percentage of U.S. ethnic minorities went up from 26% last year to 27% this year.

This year’s takeaway is that HBS continues to be stable in its class makeup. Minor shifts occur, but these are not enough to make any noticeable differences.

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Related Resources:

• Harvard Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines
• What Does Harvard Business School Want?, a video
• What HBS is Looking For, a blog series

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