“Since 1881 the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has been preparing leaders for business and public service, advancing knowledge across disciplines and industries, and promoting economic progress throughout the world. As the world’s first collegiate business school, Wharton is at once the birthplace of modern business education and the foremost custodian of its future.”
– The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Business School Rank: #3
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 1,669 enrolled
Average Age of New Entrants: 27
Tuition: $53,926 per year (full-time)
Contact: 215-898-5872 (phone)
What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania?
The average GMAT score of applicants accepted to the Wharton School in 2011 was 718. The GMAT score range (10th – 90th percentile) was 680 – 760.
Does the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania accept the GMAT and the GRE?
Yes, the Wharton School accepts both the GMAT and the GRE for admission.
What is the average undergraduate GPA of applicants accepted to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania?
The average undergraduate GPA of applicants admitted to the Wharton School in 2011 was 3.56. The undergraduate GPA range (10th – 90th percentile) was 3.18 – 3.87.
What is the average starting salary and bonuses for graduates from the Wharton School of the Univresity of Pennsylvania?
The average base salary is $137,311. On average, approximately 82 % of full-time graduates are employed at the time of graduation. Approximately 93 % 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:
- Lauder Program (MBA/MA) w/ Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences for students who wish to combine foreign language skills with their MBA
- MBA/JD w/ Penn Law
- MBA in Health Care Management
- MBA/MB in Biotechnology w/ Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
For a full list of programs, including Ph.D and executive education, visit the Wharton School website at www.wharton.upenn.edu.
Is work experience expected? How much?
Work experience is not required, however, the average student has worked five to six years between college and applying to business school. Rising college seniors are encouraged to apply, but are advised that they should have a strong quantitative background and foundational coursework in economics and finance. In Fall 2011, 26% of the incoming class had 0-3 years professional work experience prior to applying to business school. College seniors admitted to the Wharton MBA program will not be allowed to defer their admission prior to enrolling.