Carnegie Mellon: What is a good GMAT score to get into Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business?

Carnegie MellonCarnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business

“Carnegie Mellon has been pioneering business practices and educating leaders from around the world for nearly a century. The School joins rigorous academic theory and real-world practice through broad engagement with the business community. In doing so, it fosters in students an entrepreneurial mindset for recognizing and capturing opportunity — critical attributes for global business leaders.” – Tepper School of Business

Quick Facts:

Business School Rank: #18
Location
:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Size
: 420 enrolled (full-time) ; 156 enrolled (part-time)
Average Age of New Entrants
: 28
Tuition
: $54,800 per year (full-time) ; $1,782 per credit (part-time)
Website:
www.tepper.cmu.edu
Contact
: 412-268-2273 (phone); mbaadmissions@andrew.cmu.edu (email)

FAQs:

What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University?
The average GMAT score of applicants accepted to the Tepper School of Business in 2011 was 686.  The GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) was 620-740.

Does the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University accept the GMAT and the GRE?|
No, the Tepper School of Business requires all applicants take the GMAT.

What is the average undergraduate GPA of applicants accepted to the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University?
The average undergraduate GPA of applicants admitted to the Tepper School of Business in 2011 was 3.35.  The undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) was 2.73-3.84.

What is the average starting salary and bonuses for graduates from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University?
The average base salary is $101,150.  On average, approximately 74 % of full-time graduates are employed at the time of graduation.  Approximately 88 % of full-time graduates of the class of 2011 were employed three months after graduation.

What programs are offered in addition to the traditional MBA?
Dual MBA Programs:

  • MBA/Computational Finance
  • MBA/Software Engineering
  • MBA/Healthcare Policy & Management
  • MBA/JD
  • MBA/Public Policy & Management
  • MBA/Civil & Environmental Enginering

3/2 Programs:

  • Allows some undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon majoring in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering and Information Systems to earn a Bachelors degree and an MBA in a five-year, accelerated program.

For a full list of programs, including Ph.D and executive education, please visit the Tepper School of Business website at www.tepper.cmu.edu.

Is work experience expected? How much?
No, post-undergraduate work experience is not required for admission to the Tepper School, although candidates with work experience do have a better chance for admission.  Candidates with no or limited professional experience are expected to be strong in other aspects of their MBA application.  Most MBA students have between 2 and 8 years of post-undergraduate professional work experience before applying.  The average candidate has approximately 54 months of work experience before applying to business school.

Sources: US News & World Report 2012 School Rankings – www.usnews.com; Tepper School of Business –  www.tepper.cmu.edu

 

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