At Illinois, we admit students who are ready to utilize the challenging curriculum of the Illinois MBA to become impactful leaders in their chosen career paths.

So what are we looking for? At the Illinois MBA, we're looking for leaders, for innovators, for men and women who bring ambition, passion, experience, and work ethic to the table. Our admissions process considers much more than a test score—and our program delivers much more than a degree

As you explore the admissions process, we invite you to contact us or attend an event so you can see for yourself what the Illinois MBA has to offer.

Or if you’re ready to take the next step toward becoming an Illinois MBA student, you can start your application now.

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Class of 2016 Profile

Class statistics
Class Size


Women 27%
International 43%
Minority (% of domestic students) 49%
Under-represented Minority (% of domestic) 15%
Age (mean) 27
GMAT (mean) 659
GMAT (middle 80%) 580-710
GRE Quant (mean) 158
GRE Verbal (mean) 157
Undergrad GPA (mean) 3.3
Work Experience (mean) 50 months

* Per the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) MBA Reporting Criteria, updated 10/2006.

Undergraduate majors

Nationalities Represented

The Illinois MBA is a global program. Our current students represent the following nations throughout the world:

Australia Japan Poland
Bahrain Kenya Russia
China Malaysia South Korea
Colombia Mexico Taiwan
Germany New Zealand Thailand
Ghana Nigeria Turkey
India Pakistan United Kingdom
Indonesia Peru United States
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