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.

Below are statistics that represent a typical class profile:

  • Class Size: 437
  • Average Age: 29
  • Women: 35%
  • Married: 22%
  • Minority: 21%
  • 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%

Fuqua's Diverse Student Body Creates a Competitive Advantage

The Value of Diverse Ideas

Former Rio Tinto CEO, Tom Albanese, discusses the value of diversity in the Fuqua classroom to create graduates with a "broader world view" and a "competitive advantage." Rio Tinto is a Global 500 company and one of the largest mining companies in the world.

A Recent Incoming MBA Class Included:

  • A Wheel of Fortune winner and a Jeopardy contestant
  • The inventor of The Keg Koozy
  • A novelist
  • An activist who raised over $200,000 for cancer research by biking from Austin to Anchorage
  • A pilot
  • An environmentalist who lived in a rainforest for 5 years
  • A calligrapher whose work is on display in the Louvre
  • A trapeze circus performer who trained at the Circus School of Moscow
  • A baseball player from the Mexican National Team
  • A vocalist who sang in the National Cathedral 8 times
  • A stand-up comedian
  • An entrepreneur who, along with friends, founded a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley in Bogota
  • A swimmer who swam the Bosphorus from Asia to Europe
  • A math lover who has memorized pi to more than 500 places
  • A competitive eater
  • A third generation Special Forces Green Beret
  • A climber who has climbed all 48 of the mountains above 4,000 feet in New Hampshire
  • A student who started a catfish farm in college

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