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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 six years of work experience enrich the learning for everyone.

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MBA Student Profile – Class of 2025

Class Size 111
Average age 29
Mid 80% Range of Ages 26 – 33
Women 47%
Men 53%
U.S. Students of Color* 53%
U.S. Underrepresented Students of Color* 24%
First-Generation College 19%
U.S. Military* 18%

*As a % of U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents

Work Experience

Average Years of Prior Work Experience 6
Years of Prior Work Experience: Middle 80% Range 4 – 9


Washington State Residents 21%
Other US State Residents 23%
International Students 56%


Median Undergraduate GPA 3.3
Median GMAT 710
GMAT Middle 80% Range 660 – 740
Median GRE Quant 164
GRE Quant Middle 80% Range 155 – 170
Median GRE Verbal 158
GRE Verbal Middle 80% Range 155 – 163
Holding Advanced Degrees 21%
Undergraduate Majors
Art and Humanities 5%
Biological and Agricultural Sciences 5%
Business 22%
Economics 11%
Engineering 34%
Health and Medical Sciences 4%
Mathematics and Computer Sciences 10%
Social and Behavioral Sciences 5%
Other Fields 4%

Program Details

Average class size of first year core 64
Average class size of second year electives 34
Full-time MBA students 234
Credits to complete program 90
Student organizations 22

MBA 2023 Graduate Employment Profile

Offer accepted within 6 months after graduation 92%
Offer accepted within 3 months after graduation 89%
Offer received within 3 months after graduation 94%
Offer accepted at graduation 78%
Average salary $151,322
Median salary $148,000
Mid 80% range $120,000 – 185,000
Receiving signing bonus 71%
Average signing bonus $44,537

Salary information in the table above based on offers accepted at 3 months.

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