Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $127,176
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    68%
  • Selectivity
    20%
  • Job Offers
    96%
  • Average Salary
    $123,116
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
3733 Spruce Street
Vance 111
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States
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Best B-School Road Trip: The Wharton School

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane head to Philadelphia to spend a day at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

About The Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership across every major discipline of business education with one of the world’s most published business school faculties. Wharton knowledge combined with the passionate, entrepreneurial energies of our students and alumni makes for a dynamic community: 5000 undergraduate, MBA, Exec MBA, and doctoral students; 9,000+ annual exec education participants; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduates. Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world – Knowledge for Action.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
20% The Wharton School 46% Average Across All Schools

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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 6,036
20% 20.0
68% 68.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
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
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
0%
0%
590 to 619
0%
0%
560 to 589
0%
0%
530 to 559
0%
0%
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 39%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 29%
  • Technology 11%
  • Consumer Products 7%
McKinsey & Company 55
Top Employer
  • Bain & Company 35
  • Boston Consulting Group 31
  • Deloitte Consulting 14
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
96% The Wharton School 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
86% 85.93
64% 63.699022556390986
86% Receive Offers
80% 79.66
58% 57.85206896551723
80% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
10% 10.34
21% 21.110859375
10% Receive Offers
14% 13.73
25% 24.93132867132867
14% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 1.53
5% 5.492558139534883
2% Receive Offers
3% 2.54
7% 7.091818181818181
3% Accept Offers
74% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • McKinsey & Company 55
  • Bain & Company 35
  • Boston Consulting Group 31
  • Deloitte Consulting 14
  • Google, Inc. 14
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
35% 34.63
$127,898.00
80K 161K
Finance/Accounting
36% 36.22
$124,470.00
30K 350K
General Management
6% 5.83
$112,674.00
75K 160K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
8% 7.6
$108,385.00
85K 145K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
2% 1.94
$103,333.00
65K 115K
Other
14% 13.6
$121,125.00
80K 225K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
29% 29.33
$130,115.00
98K 161K
Consumer Products
7% 6.54
$101,578.00
80K 120K
Financial Services
39% 38.52
$124,280.00
30K 350K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 1.6
$114,503.00
95K 126K
Media/Entertainment
3% 2.65
$110,267.00
85K 130K
Non-profit
1% 1.06
$79,750.00
65K 88K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1.41
$118,250.00
91K 140K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 3.89
$118,125.00
91K 140K
Real Estate
3% 2.83
$126,571.00
80K 225K
Technology
11% 10.95
$119,327.00
90K 170K
Other
1% 1.06
$141,600.00
75K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
16% 15.72
$119,705.00
80K 150K
More than five years
22% 22.26
$122,691.00
30K 200K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
8% 8.3
$118,055.00
75K 200K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
6% 5.65
$130,667.00
90K 230K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
81% 81.27
$123,911.00
65K 350K
South America
3% 2.65
$107,571.00
30K 161K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
38% 37.81
$124,434.00
85K 350K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
8% 8.3
$126,049.00
75K 160K
U.S. South
4% 3.71
$121,579.00
65K 160K
U.S. Southwest
4% 4.42
$124,000.00
100K 175K
U.S. Midwest
5% 4.59
$130,307.00
95K 150K
U.S. West
20% 19.96
$121,876.00
75K 225K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
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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
  • Boston Consulting Group 36
  • McKinsey & Company 33
  • Goldman Sachs & Company 18
  • Bank of America - Merrill Lynch 16
  • Google, Inc 16
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 95
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • New York, NY
  • Hong Kong
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Singapore

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $127,176
  • Budget $94,835
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $127,176
  • Budget $94,835
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
58 The Wharton School 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
30% 30
Team project
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • E-commerce
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology
  • Strategic Management, Multinational Management, Environmental and Risk Management
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • MBA/PhD
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Wharton's revolutionary Course Match algorithm optimizes student course allocation based on preferences and availability. The Wharton Cisco Telepresence classrooms bridge our Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses, seamlessly allowing access to Silicon Valley with a simple press of a button. The Research and Innovation group continues to enhance students' access to our high performance computing cluster through a variety of means. Wharton developed simulations are commonplace in the classroom.

Students: Who are my classmates?

11% Married Students 34% International Students
42% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
55% 55
Asian American
26% 26
Multiethnic
11% 11
Student Citizenship
North America
68% 68
Asia
17% 17
South America
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

42,371 Living MBA Alumni 36 Countries where alumni clubs exist
73 Active alumni clubs
Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.