Northwestern University Kellogg GMAT Scores and Class Profile

by Target Test Prep, Apr 11, 2022

If you’re thinking of applying to the MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, then you’re probably also thinking about whether to take the GMAT and what kind of GMAT score you’ll need to be a competitive applicant.

In this article, we’ll take a look at MBA admission statistics that can help you determine what kind of GMAT score will get you noticed when applying to Kellogg’s full-time MBA program, including Kellogg’s MBA class profile, the Kellogg MBA average GMAT score, and Kellogg’s GMAT score range. We’ll also discuss how to use class profile information to set your GMAT score goal.

Is Kellogg’s MBA Program Considered Prestigious?

The Kellogg School of Management has one of the most prestigious full-time MBA programs in the world. An M7 school, Kellogg’s MBA program was ranked #4 among full-time programs on U.S. News’ 2022 list of the Best Business Schools. (Note that Kellogg took the #3 slot among part-time MBA programs).

Is Kellogg’s MBA Program Hard to Get Into?

Like other M7 schools, Kellogg has a highly competitive admissions process.

That said, the question of whether Kellogg is “hard to get into” will have a different answer for each applicant. For someone with a high GPA, great test scores, and glowing recommendations, Kellogg might not be as “hard to get into” as it will be for someone whose profile is lacking in those areas.

Nevertheless, in comparison to, say, top 25 MBA programs, a top 5 school such as Kellogg would generally be considered “hard to get into.”

To get a better sense of how competitive Kellogg’s admissions process is, let’s take a look at the MBA program’s acceptance rate.

The Kellogg MBA Program Acceptance Rate

Currently, Kellogg does not publicly disclose its acceptance rate. However, reputable sources such as Forbes and Poets & Quants put the Kellogg MBA acceptance rate at about 20%, at least for the past few years.

So, although we can’t say for sure, it appears that about one out of every five students applying to Kellogg’s full-time MBA program is accepted.

Given that Kellogg is so selective, it’s no surprise that its class of 2023 boasts some pretty impressive stats. Let’s take a look at the full-time MBA program’s class profile.

The Kellogg Class Profile

As you might expect, the Kellogg class profile is consistently impressive, and the class of 2023 is no exception. Let’s take a look at some key demographic information for the MBA class for the past few years.

As we can see in the table above, the average number of years of work experience of Kellogg full-time MBA students has held steady at 5 years. This number is right in line with the averages at other top MBA programs.

Notably, the class of 2023 boasts a record-high average GPA of 3.7. (In the five classes prior, the average GPA held steady at 3.6.) The class of 2023 also brought in a record number of female students, the highest percentage in Kellogg’s history. Additionally, the class of 2023 saw a 10% boost in international students compared to the class of 2022.

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