Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Class Statistics

The diversity in our Daytime MBA degree program reflects the wide range of cultures, opinions, and talents of the world's regional economies, as well as our dedication to creating the next generation of multi-dimensional business leaders.

Typical Class Stats: 

  • Class Size: 445
  • Average Age: 29
  • Women: 35%
  • Married: 22%
  • Minority: 20%
  • Underrepresented Minority Students: 9%
  • Undergraduate average GPA (middle 80%): 3.0 - 3.83
  • GMAT Range (middle 80%): 640-750
  • Average Work Experience: 5 years
  • International Citizenship: 40% 
  • Undergraduate Majors:
    • Business & Accounting: 29%
    • Engineering/Natural Sciences: 32%
    • Economics: 15%
    • Liberal Arts: 23%
    • Other: 2%
  • Geographic Representation:
    • Midwest US: 8%
    • Northeast US: 18%
    • Mid-Atlantic US: 13%
    • Southwest/West US: 14%
    • South US: 10%
    • International (by country of residence): 36%

Diversity in Classroom: Some Random Things about Us 

A recent MBA class included:

  • A descendant of the first Costa Rican national president
  • An on-air reporter for Univision Television Group
  • A certified sommelier 
  • A Chilean national kitesurfing champion
  • A licensed skydiver 
  • A participant in the Guinness World Record’s largest water balloon fight 
  • A stand-up comedian
  • A two-time patent owner who has two more patents pending 
  • A professional figure skater 
  • An intern from The Colbert Report

Now that you know what a class looks like, meet some of our leaders of consequence by reading some MBA student profiles.