Class Profile

Contains the class profile for the most recent incoming class of the Penn State Smeal MBA program. Includes data related to class size, average months of work experience, average GMAT and GRE, and undergraduate major distributions.

Penn State Smeal MBA students benefit from access to a variety of perspectives and experiences that serve to strengthen the culture, community, and learning environment.

"Our goal each year is to welcome an incoming class that represents a variety of perspectives and experiences. This diversity strengthens the culture and community at Smeal and enhances the learning environment. We're looking for intelligent, hardworking candidates with a story to tell; individuals who will make a great contribution to their classmates and the program."
- Carrie Marcinkevage, Managing Director, Penn State Smeal MBA

Class Profile for the Class of 2019 
Number of Students 59
Average Months Prior Work Experience 64 months
Percentage of Women 27%
Percentage of Underrepresented Minorities (African, Hispanic, and Native Americans as a percentage of domestic students) 14%
Percentage of International Students 36%
Citizenships held by members of this class Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Pakistan, United States, Vietnam
Average GMAT 661
Mid 80% GMAT Range 560 - 720
Average GRE Quantitative 157
Average GRE Verbal 157
Mid 80% GRE Range Quantitative 151 - 164
Mid 80% GRE Range Verbal 152 - 163
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.45
Mid 80% Undergraduate GPA 3.0 - 3.95
Undergraduate Major Distributions
Business 40%
Science and Engineering 42%
Humanities and Social Sciences 18%