Profile of Incoming Class

Statistical Profile of ADMITTED Students - Fall 2016

MSFS normally receives 700-900 applications and admits approximately 30-40% of applicants. The average scores and characteristics of students admitted for Fall 2016 include:

  • GPA: 3.7
  • GRE: Verbal: 162 (84%)
  • Quantitative: 158 (68%)
  • Analytical Writing: 4.9 (79%)
  • TOEFL: 107 (Internet-based)
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Average Age Entering the Program: 27
  • Average Amount of Work Experience: 4.6 years
  • Gender: Male (43%), Female (57%)

Enrolling Class Profiles

2016

The class of 2018 is comprised of citizens from around the world, including countries like Argentina, The Dominican Republic, Ghana, Japan, Lebanon, and Taiwan. Our new class includes teachers, banking and investment experts, active-duty officers and military veterans, government professionals, journalists, a Medical Doctor who worked in West Africa during the Ebola crisis, and a freelance photographer whose work was featured in Time and The New York Times. It also contains Fulbright fellows, Peace Corps returnees, Boren scholars, Teach for America and Teach for China alumni, Phi Beta Kappa awardees, 1 Pickering Fellow, and 4 Rangel Fellows, representing a cohort that is diverse both personally and professionally.

The average age of the enrolled student body is 26.7.  International students make up 26% of the class and 32% of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who reported ethnicity identify with an American minority group. Students claiming dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country were counted as U.S citizens in the first chart but are differentiated in the second chart.

2015

The class of 2017 is comprised of citizens from around the world - to include countries like Argentina, Denmark, Senegal, and Thailand. Teachers, banking and investment experts, active duty officers and military veterans, government professionals, journalists, and a former professional ballet dancer comprise this group. It also includes Fulbright fellows, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps returnees, Boren scholars, JET participants, Teach for China alumni, Phi Beta Kappa awardees, 5 Pickering fellows, 3 Rangel fellows, and a McNair scholar, representing a cohort that is diverse both personally and professionally.

The average age of the enrolled student body is 26.5.  International students make up 27% of the class and 28% of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who reported ethnicity represent a U.S. minority. Students claiming dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country were counted as U.S citizens in these statistics.

2014

The class of 2016 has come from across the globe, including countries such as Indonesia, Kenya, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia, to begin their journey as MSFS students. Comprised of lawyers, teachers, bankers, military officers, journalists, a former professional ballet dancer, 19 Fulbright fellows, 6 Peace Corps volunteers, 7 Phi Beta Kappa awardees, and 2 Pickering and 4 Rangel fellows, this cohort embodies diversity both personally and professionally.

The average age of the enrolled student body is 26.7.  International students make up 37% of the class, and 39% of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who reported ethnicity represent a U.S. minority. Students claiming dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country were counted as U.S citizens in these statistics.

2013

The class of 2015 has come from across the globe, including countries such as Singapore, Cameroon, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates, to begin their journey as MSFS students. Comprised of lawyers, teachers, policy analysts, consultants, journalists, a former TV host, 18 Fulbright fellows, 8 Peace Corps volunteers, and 19 Phi Beta Kappa awardees, this cohort embodies diversity both personally and professionally.

The average age of the student body is 26.5.  International students make up 29% of the class, and 23% of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who reported ethnicity represent a U.S. minority. Students claiming dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country were counted as U.S citizens in these statistics.

 

Countries represented within the International student body of the enrolling class

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Argentina
  • Bulgaria
  • *China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • *Italy
  • *Japan
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • *Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • *China
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • *India
  • Indonesia
  • *Japan
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Korea
  • *Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Canada
  • *China
  • Croatia
  • *France
  • *Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • *Japan
  • Kenya
  • *Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • *Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • *Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Dominican Republic
  • *Germany
  • *India
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • *South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

26% international

27% international

37% international

29% international

Numbers do not include dual citizens of the U.S. and another country
* indicates more than one enrolling student

Self-declared Data on ETHNIC DIVERSITY

Statistics cover U.S. citizens and permanent residents who reported data on ethnicity.

Group 2016 2015 2014 2013
African American 7% 5% 12% 3%
Asian/Pacific American 7% 12% 12% 10%
Hispanic 13% 5% 5% 4%
Native American/Alaska Native 1% 0% 1% 0%
Multiple 4% 6% 9%    6%
TOTAL 32% 28% 39% 23%