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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.

View a PDF of the 2023 and 2024 Full-time MBA Class Profile

MBA Student Profile – Class of 2024
Class Size 96
Average age 29
Range of ages 24 – 35
Average years of prior work experience 6
Range of years of work experience 3 – 11
Median GMAT 710
GMAT Mid 80th Percentile 660 – 740
Median GRE Verbal 160
Mid 80th Range GRE Verbal 151-164
Median GRE Quantitative 160
Mid 80th Range GRE Quantitative 155-166
Median undergraduate GPA 3.4
Veterans 9%
Students of color 40%
Historically underrepresented students of color 13%
Class Statistics
Men 58%
Women 42%
Washington State Residents 19%
Other US State Residents 38%
International Students 43%
Undergraduate Majors
Engineering 28%
Business 18%
Social Sciences 8%
Humanities 17%
Economics 10%
Math & Science 10%
Computer Science 9%
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
Ethnicity of Domestic Students
White / Caucasian 71%
Minority* 29%
Not Reported 0%
* Includes African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Multi-racial, and Native American/Native Alaskan
MBA 2022 Graduate Employment Profile
Offer accepted within 3 months after graduation 99%
Offer accepted at graduation 91%
Average salary* $147,340
Median salary* $144,500
Mid 80th range* $120,000 – $175,000
Receiving signing bonus 84%
Average signing bonus $40,657

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