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Wharton Profile

Our Wharton profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to Wharton. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if Wharton is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Periods: Application submitted by: Notification from board:
Round 1 October 1, 2013 December 17, 2013
Round 2 January 7, 2014 March 25, 2014
Round 3 March 27, 2014 May 6, 2014

Application Questions

1. What do you aspire to achieve, personally and professionally, through the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

 

2. Academic engagement is an important element of the Wharton MBA experience. How do you see yourself contributing to our learning community? (500 words)

 

Additional Question for Reapplicants (400 words)

All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete the Optional Essay. Please use this space to explain how you have reflected on the previous decision on your application and to discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). You may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)

Optional Section For All Applicants (250 words)

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application)


Admissions

Full-time Class of 2015

Total Enrollment: 845
Applications: 6,036
Percent Admitted: 19%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 725
GMAT Score Range: 630-790
Average Age 28
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA Not Published

Pre-MBA Career

Industry: Percent:
Consulting: 22%
VC/Private Equity: 16%
Investment Banking: 14%
Gov't, Military, & Non-Profit: 12%
Consumer Products/Healthcare/Biotech/Retail: 9%
Investment Management: 7%
Tech/Internet/E-Commerce: 5%
Other Financial Services: 5%
Entertainment/Media: 4%
Other: 6%

Post-MBA Career (Class of 2011)

Industry: Percent: Median Base Salary:
Consulting 30.1% $125,000
Consumer Products & Retail 6.5% $95,000
Financial Services 38.5% $107,500
Energy & Utilities 1.9% $110,000
Retail 2.7% Not Published
Health Care 6.6% $110,000
Manufacturing 1.4% $110,000
Media & Entertainment 2.7% $105,000
Professional Services Not Published $160,000
Public Interest 1.0% $125,000
Real Estate 3.2% $102,500
Technology Industries 7.6% $110,000

Salary Information

Class of 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Median Base Salary $100,000 $110,500 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 $120,000
Median Signing Bonus $20,000 $20,000 $25,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000

Career Hiring

Class of Accepted Offer by Graduation Accepted Offer 3 Months Out
2011 82% 85%

Class of 2012 Profile

Female 44%
International 37%
U.S. Minority 33%

Region
Africa 1%
Asia 19%
Europe 7%
North America 66%
Latin America and the Caribbean 6%
Oceania 1%

Experience

Mean Work Experience 24 months
Mean Age 28

Enrollment

Total 2,302
Full-Time MBA 1,717
Executive MBA 407
PhD Program 178

School Ranking

Business Week 3
US News 3

Program Costs

Resident $114,488.00
Nonresident $114,488.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $89,200.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $89,200.00

Alumni

Total Living Alumni 40,656

Joint Degrees

MBA/JD (Law)
MBA/MA (Lauder Program, International Studies)
MBA/MB (biotechnology)
MBA/MArch, MBA/MLA, MBA/MCP (Design)
MBA/MES (Environmental Studies)
MBA/MD, MBA/VMD, MBA/MS (Medical Sciences)
Wharton/Harvard Kennedy School
MBA/MA (Wharton/SAIS Program)