Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Admission Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

Stanford GSB has a reputation as a place where the students are happy – and for good reason. Not only do they receive a top-flight business education, but they enjoy a park-like campus featuring swaying palm trees and views of San Francisco Bay, a remarkably low student-to-faculty ratio, a collegial class and alumni network, a responsive administration, and more.

Stanford differs from other business schools in several ways apart from its West Coast location. It’s a small school. Entering classes number under 400 students. All of those students are in the same program, as Stanford does not offer part-time or executive MBA options. This smaller class size (and the fact that all first-year students live on campus) makes for much interaction among students and between students and faculty. That means that Stanford is no place for wallflowers. Students are expected to take an active part in classes and program activities, and Stanford alumni are famous for their active network.

Stanford is more diverse than many business schools are. About a third of its students are women, and almost half are identified as either minority or international students.

Contact Information

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Knight Management Center/McClelland Bldg.
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298

Phone: +1.650.723.2766

Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round I Round II Round III
Application deadline Sep 21 Jan 10 Apr 05
Decisions made mid-Dec late Mar mid-May

* Application deadlines are for the 2016-2017 application season.

Admissions Criteria

Total applicants: 7,899

Average undergrad GPA: 3.6

Average GMAT: 729

Average work experience (years): 4

Student Body

Total full-time enrollment (2016): 825

Women: 40%

Minority: 19%

International: 40%

Average age: 27