Columbia Business School looks for intellectually driven people from diverse educational, economic, social, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. Our students share a record of achievement, strong leadership, and the ability to work in teams.
Columbia Business School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, or veteran status.
MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2021 (January and August)
|Enrolled||847, divided into 11 clusters|
|January Entry Class Size||233, divided into 3 clusters|
|August Entry Class Size||614, divided into 8 clusters|
|GMAT Scores (average)||729|
|GMAT Scores (range)||540–780|
|GMAT Scores (middle 80%)||700–760|
|Undergraduate GPA (average)||3.5|
|Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%)||3.1–3.9|
|Work Experience (average)||5 years|
|Work Experience (middle 80%)||3–8 years|
|At Least One Year of Work Experience||99%|
|Age Range (middle 80%)||25–31|
|Minority of US Origin||40%|
Race and Ethnicity
The Department of the Interior via the Office of Civil Rights provides federal guidelines for maintaining, collecting, and presenting data on race and ethnicity. Columbia Business School is required to follow these standards which allow students to self-identify their ethnicity and race, with the option to select more than one race and/or ethnicity. The racial and ethnic categories listed here reflect those included in our application process, per federal guidelines. US race / ethnicity shown as a percent of US citizens and permanent residents.
|Federal Reporting Guidelines||Multi-Dimensional Reporting|
American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander
Did Not Report
Federal Reporting Guidelines
The second column reflects our student demographic data as reported based on federal government guidelines. Per these guidelines, all students who identify as Hispanic / Latinx and any other race are represented as Hispanic / Latinx only. Students who identify with more than one race are represented as Multi-Race only. The columns add to 100% but may be slightly lower or higher due to rounding.
In the third column, we share students' full racial and ethnic identities to more inclusively reflect the racial / ethnic groups with which they identify. As such, in the second column, students with multi-racial / ethnic identities are represented in more than one row, meaning the column add to more than 100%.