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Class Profile

The Foster MBA is one of the 20 toughest programs in the nation in terms of admissions standards. The students like it that way. They know that individual success depends on having high performers on the team. Here, students are chosen not only for work and life experience, but also for their ability to transcend personal interests and contribute to the team. Those high standards pay off: the caliber of students in the program and their average five years of work experience enrich the learning for everyone.

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MBA Student Profile – Class of 2021
Class Size 117
Average age 29
Range of ages 24-40
Average years of prior work experience 6
Range of years of work experience 2-17
Average GMAT 695
GMAT Mid 80th Percentile 640-730
Average undergraduate GPA 3.39
Veterans 11%
Class Statistics
Men 66%
Women 33%
Washington State Residents 28%
Other US State Residents 43%
International Students 29%
Undergraduate Majors
Engineering 25%
Business 20%
Social Sciences 15%
Humanities 14%
Economics 9%
Math & Science 9%
Computer Science 8%
MBA 2019 Graduate Employment Profile
Offer accepted within 3 months after graduation 99%
Offer accepted at graduation 86%
Average salary* $122,841
Median salary* $120,000
Mid 80th range* $104,000-$148,200
Range of salaries* $80,000-190,000
Receiving signing bonus 78%
Average signing bonus $28,740

*Figures include international salaries converted to USD. View more information on employment statistics.