Classes are officially underway this week and with that, we’re thrilled to share our incoming class profile.
This year’s class is among the most diverse classes ever at Rotman. 70% of incoming MBA candidates were born outside of Canada representing 51 countries. We are also incredibly proud to report 40% female students in the program for the first time ever at Rotman! As the saying goes, you learn as much from your peers in b-school as anything else. And via program kick off last week and the pre-program courses, it’s already very clear that this group is really going to complement one another well.
With applications rising nearly 30% this year, getting into Rotman is more competitive than ever and this group is impressive by any measure. What’s always hard to capture are the stories behind each of these 350 incredible people. The academic backgrounds range from aeronautical engineering to orthopedic surgery and corporate law. Some have already been published, and others hold patents. Many have already started companies, served on boards, and founded social ventures. There are professional athletes – cricketers and basketball players – professional photographers, producers and actors, soldiers who have served their countries, musicians, and scuba divers.
By the Numbers
Our GMAT average climbed slightly to 665 (+3), while the GRE average remained steady at 313. The GPA average also increased from 3.4 to 3.5 and years of work experience rose marginally by .2.
● GMAT Average = 665; GMAT Median = 680
● GRE Average = 313; GRE Median = 316
● GPA Average = 3.5; GPA Median = 3.5
● Average Years Work Experience: 4.3
Because class profiles are often viewed through the prospective student lens as a proxy for what admissions committees look for, we always encourage everyone to review the full ranges for GMAT, GPA, work experience, etc. This framing more accurately captures our holistic focus in admissions and hopefully serves as a helpful reminder (especially to anyone thinking of applying) that nobody is the average.
Despite the beautiful end of summer weather here in Toronto, our team is already traveling the world to meet with top talent for our next class. Have a look at our schedule of events here to see when we will be in your area!