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University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2015)

Application deadline (U.S. residents)  March 15
Application deadline (international students)  January 20
Application fee  $85

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time)  45.1%
Average age of new entrants  29
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time)  3.36
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile)  2.9-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA  79
Average GMAT score (full-time)  670
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile)  600-730
Entrants providing GMAT scores  138
Students with prior work experience  139
Average work experience (months)  71

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate  67.0%
Average age of new entrants  30
Average undergraduate GPA  3.34
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile)  2.89-3.81
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA  86
Average GMAT score  630
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile)  550-700
Entrants providing GMAT scores  104
Students with prior work experience  104
Average work experience (months)  81

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate  82.2%
Average age of new entrants  38
Average undergraduate GPA  3.37
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile)  2.90 – 3.80
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA  68
Average GMAT score  N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile)  N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores  N/A
Students with prior work experience  89
Average work experience (months)  176

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions  No
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores  N/A
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT  N/A

Undergraduate Majors


TOEFL required for international students  Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required  600 paper test
100 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students  N/A
Median TOEFL of entering students  N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program

We use a very broad set of factors in seeking students who will thrive in our culture focused on developing self-motivated, creative, innovative leaders who think strategically and who possess a solid grasp of global business issues. We want to see a track record of high performance. We seek a diverse group of students in terms of geographic origin, background, and interest.

Executive program

Many factors are important in the admissions process. A greater emphasis is placed on extensive management experience and a somewhat lower emphasis on GMAT scores and undergraduate grades.

Part-time program

A very broad range of factors are considered in the admissions process. We place a greater emphasis on work experience in the part-time program. There is a high expectation that each student will make significant contributions to class discussion and demonstrate a high level of team skills and professionalism when working with classmates.

Part-time distance learning program  N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions  Erin Ernst
Full-time program phone  (206) 543-4661
Full-time program email
Full-time program website  http:/​/​foster.​washington.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone  (206) 685-1333
Executive program email
Executive program website  http:/​/​foster.​washington.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone  (206) 543-4661
Part-time program email
Part-time program website  http:/​/​foster.​washington.​edu/​evemba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone  N/A
Part-time distance learning program email  N/A
Part-time distance learning program website  N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2013 data


Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2013

Full-time graduates  134
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment  119
Full-time graduates employed at graduation  82.4%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation  95.8%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary  95
Low base salary  $60,000
Average base salary  $102,722
High base salary  $160,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens  $60,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens  $101,522
High base salary: U.S citizens  $160,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals  $76,800
Average base salary: Foreign nationals  $109,120
High base salary: Foreign nationals  $145,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus  63
Low signing bonus  $4,000
Average signing bonus  $24,183
High signing bonus  $50,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens  $4,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens  $24,085
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens  $50,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals  $10,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals  $24,700
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals  $45,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation  32
Low other compensation  $2,000
Average other compensation  $13,303
High other compensation  $40,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens  $2,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens  $12,948
High other compensation: U.S. citizens  $40,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals  $10,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals  $14,571
High other compensation: Foreign nationals  $20,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs  41
Marketing/sales low salary  $60,000
Marketing/sales average salary  $102,018
Marketing/sales high salary  $135,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs  5
Operations/production low salary  $112,000
Operations/production average salary  $116,400
Operations/production high salary  $125,000
Number reporting general management jobs  12
General management low salary  $83,000
General management average salary  $102,740
General management high salary  $115,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs  25
Finance/accounting low salary  $60,000
Finance/accounting average salary  $98,130
Finance/accounting high salary  $140,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs  1
Number reporting consulting jobs  24
Consulting low salary  $60,000
Consulting average salary  $102,018
Consulting high salary  $135,000
Number reporting human resources jobs  1
Number reporting having jobs in other areas  5

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs  1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs  3
Manufacturing low salary  $70,000
Manufacturing average salary  $85,667
Manufacturing high salary  $95,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs  5

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT)  1
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)  N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)  N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)  4
Midwest low salary  $95,000
Midwest average salary  $102,500
Midwest high salary  $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX)  3
Southwest low salary  $80,000
Southwest average salary  $97,500
Southwest high salary  $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)  105
West low salary  $60,000
West average salary  $103,519
West high salary  $160,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally  1

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2013 data


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