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Yale SOM

Graduate School (MBA)
New Haven, CT
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Overview

Situated in the historic and intellectually vibrant city of New Haven, Yale School of Management is a paragon of advanced business education, famed for its integrated curriculum and the broad Yale alumni network. It prides itself on fostering leaders for business and society, readying students to excel amidst the complexities of a global economy. Yale SOM provides a transformative educational path that promotes both individual and professional development, preparing its graduates to make profound contributions to the world of business.

Class Size
339
Region
US Northeast
Acceptance Rate
27.6%
GPA (Median)
3.64
GMAT (Median)
720
Annual Cost of Attendance
$114,816

Application Stats

Yale School of Management received 3,237 applications and accepted 894 candidates, reflecting an acceptance rate of 27.6%. Of those admitted, 38.8% chose to enroll, indicating a selective and compelling MBA program.

Applications Received
3,237
Acceptance Rate
27.6%
Accepted
894
Yield Rate
38.8%

Demographics

International Students
50%
Countries Represented
46
Underrepresented Minorities
18%
LGBTQ+
13%

Test Scores

Yale SOM accepts both the GMAT and the GRE for admission, including their online and shortened formats, with no preference given to either exam by the Admissions Committee.

GMAT (Median)
720
GRE Quant (Median)
166
GRE Verbal (Median)
164

Beyond The Numbers

Education

Yale SOM's student body comes from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, with 35% in STEM, 25% in Humanities and Social Sciences, 22% in Business, and 18% in Economics. The median undergraduate GPA is 3.64, and 16% of the students are the first in their families to attend college, indicating a diverse and academically strong cohort.

Undergraduate Majors
35%
STEM
25%
Humanities & Social Sciences
22%
Business
18%
Economics
GPA (Median)
3.64
First Generation
16%

Work Experience

At Yale SOM, the majority of students come from backgrounds in Financial Services, Consulting, and Technology, with these industries representing 24%, 18%, and 12% of pre-MBA work experience respectively. The average work experience prior to the MBA program is 5.1 years.

Pre-MBA Industries
24%
Financial Services
18%
Consulting
12%
Technology
11%
Government
9%
Not-for-Profit
6%
Health/Pharma/Biotech
5%
Manufacturing
5%
CPG
3%
Media/Entertainment
2%
Other
2%
Energy
2%
Real Estate
1%
Retail
1%
Transportation/Logistics
1%
Hospitality
Years of Work Experience (Average)
5.1

Post-MBA

Yale SOM graduates are highly sought after, with the majority entering consulting (53.6%) and finance (24%), showcasing a strong inclination towards these pivotal business sectors. The graduates are also geographically diverse, although a significant portion choose to work in the United States, with the Northeast being a popular region, reflecting Yale's influential presence in the American business landscape. For more detailed information, please refer to the Yale SOM employment report.

Base Salary (Median)
$160,110
Signing Bonus (Median)
$30,000
Students receiving job offer
96%

2023-24 Application Deadlines

ROUND 1
September 12, 2023
DECISION
December 5, 2023
ROUND 2
January 4, 2024
DECISION
March 26, 2024
ROUND 3
April 9, 2024
DECISION
May 16, 2024

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