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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 2020
Class Size 125
Average age 29
Range of ages 24-39
Average prior work experience 6.06
Range of years of work experience 0-15
Average GMAT 696
GMAT Mid 80th Percentile 650-730
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31
Veterans 7%
Class Statistics
Men 58%
Women 42%
Washington State Residents 26%
Other US State Residents 47%
International Students 27%
Undergraduate Majors
Business 19%
Engineering 16%
Humanities 16%
Social Sciences 14%
Economics 14%
Math & Science 13%
Computer Science 8%
MBA 2018 Graduate Employment Profile
Offer accepted within 3 months after graduation 99%
Offer accepted at graduation 84%
Average salary* $118,355
Median salary* $119,000
Mid 80th range* $117,000-$142,000
Range of salaries* $54,989-160,000
Receiving signing bonus 76%
Average signing bonus $38,695

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