Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    657
  • Program Cost
    $49,924
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    63%
  • Selectivity
    23%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $101,044
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
220 Business Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States
Website
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Smeal College of Business

About Smeal College of Business

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.33 GPA of All Applicants 3.42 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 50
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 0 to 93
Admissions Selectivity
23% Smeal College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

657 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
80% 643
82% 657
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 537
23% 23.0
63% 63.0
Female
32% 32
International
72% 72
Re-Applicants
1% 1
33% 33
Wait-listed
100% 25
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Visveswariah Technical University
  • US Military Academy
  • Anna University
  • Brigham Young University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$42,338 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • US Military
  • Infosys
  • Accenture
  • Siemens
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
4% 4
5% 5
710 to 739
14% 14
13% 13
680 to 709
24% 24
26% 26
650 to 679
18% 18
18% 18
620 to 649
14% 14
15% 15
590 to 619
10% 10
10% 10
560 to 589
5% 5
4% 4
530 to 559
5% 5
8% 8
500 to 529
1% 1
1% 1
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 27%
Top Industry
  • Technology 24%
  • Manufacturing 22%
  • Other 13%
Deloitte, LLP 10
Top Employer
  • Apple Inc. 5
  • Amazon.com Inc. 3
  • EY, LLP 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Smeal College of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
81% 80.9
61% 60.97325153374234
81% Receive Offers
75% 75
56% 55.69710982658959
75% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
9% 8.8
22% 21.9117610062893
9% Receive Offers
10% 10.3
25% 25.424767441860464
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte, LLP 10
  • Apple Inc. 5
  • Amazon.com Inc. 3
  • EY, LLP 2
  • Dell Inc. 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
29% 29
$111,656.00
80K 127K
Finance/Accounting
13% 13
$88,000.00
70K 106K
General Management
0% 0
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Human Resources
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
18% 18
$86,600.00
46K 116K
Information Technology
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
40% 40
$104,041.00
74K 135K
Other
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
27% 27
$113,767.00
80K 127K
Consumer Products
5% 5
$98,667.00
90K 106K
Financial Services
4% 3.5
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Government
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Manufacturing
22% 22
$89,752.00
60K 116K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 3.5
$na Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
2% 2
$na Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Technology
24% 24
$107,530.00
60K 135K
Other
13% 13
$92,000.00
46K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
8% 8
$89,755.00
74K 100K
More than one year, up to three years
16% 16
$99,278.00
60K 130K
More than five years
29% 29
$105,125.00
80K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Middle East & North Africa
2% 2
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North America
98% 98
$101,044.00
46K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
25% 25
$108,286.00
70K 127K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
27% 27
$94,500.00
60K 125K
U.S. South
9% 9
$86,800.00
60K 115K
U.S. Southwest
7% 7
$90,721.00
70K 100K
U.S. Midwest
9% 9
$87,004.00
46K 116K
U.S. West
21% 21
$116,000.00
80K 135K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
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Canada
0% 0
$na Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Dell Inc. 5
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP 5
  • Pfizer Inc. 3
  • The Dow Chemical Company 2
  • Nike Inc. 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 99
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Society of Hispanic MBA Conference
  • Net Impact Conference
  • National Association of Women MBA Conference
  • MBA Veterans Career Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$150,938
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $49,924
  • Budget $43,912
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$175,231
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $77,688
  • Budget $57,794
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$10,242 Average Scholarship Amount 97% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
97% 97
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $38,137
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
38 Smeal College of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and Social Innovation
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Enhanced technology in MBA team meeting rooms, complete technology upgrades in multiple business school conference rooms, additional servers and network improvements for critical systems backup, Trading Room enhancements including financial displays and podium technology, digital signage enhancements with way finding throughout Business Building, audio systems and lecture capture technology in MBA classrooms, multimedia studio expansion for photography, video, and podcasting services.

Students: Who are my classmates?

21% Married Students 38% International Students
24% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
74% 74
Asian American
14% 14
Hispanic
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
63% 63
Asia
34% 34
Dual Citizen
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

5,336 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
4% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.