Harvard published the profile of its 2016 class who will start their MBA studies over the next month.
The overall number of applications received by the school stands at 9,543, with 12% gaining acceptance and 936 registered students, giving Harvard a yield of 89% (this data calculates how many accepted students registered for classes, excluding deferrals).
The average age of the students is 27, they hail from 73 countries (35% international students), and 41% are women. The median GMAT score of accepted students is 730 and the average GPA is 3.67.
In terms of academic background, 40% come from an engineering and exact sciences background, while 41% hails from an economics/business background, and 19% from a social sciences background.
In terms of career experience, 18% worked in consulting, 17% in venture capital/private equity while 14% worked in the field of financial services and 13% in hi-tech and communication.