Class Profile

We build each Berkeley MFE class to incorporate a breadth of experience, expertise, and perspective.

Students have in common a background in finance, statistics, economics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or other similar quantitative field, but they each bring different approaches to problem-solving and an eagerness to learn from each other.

From average test scores to undergraduate and graduate majors to the fields in which they've worked, here is a look at the class profile for the most recent entering Berkeley MFE class.

Class of 2021

709 applications

96 enrolled students

average age is 26

27% women

17 countries represented

average undergraduate GPA (U.S.): 3.79

GRE/GMAT average quant score: 94th percentile

GRE/GMAT average verbal score: 77th percentile

degrees held: 57% bachelor's, 38% master's, 5% PhD

Undergraduate Majors in descending order

  • Engineering 32%
  • Math 18%
  • Finance 15%
  • Statistics 9%
  • Economics 7%
  • Computer Sciences 5%
  • Business Commerce 3%
  • Physics 3%
  • Actuarial Science 2%
  • Operation Research 1%
  • Other 4%

Graduate Majors in descending order

  • Finance 24%
  • Engineering 22%
  • Statistics 15%
  • Math 12%
  • MBA 10%
  • Economics 7%
  • Actuarial Science 2%
  • Computer Sciences 2%
  • Physics 2%
  • Other 2%

Total number of graduate degrees is 48. Some students hold multiple graduate degrees.

Work experience by industry in descending order

  • Finance 38%
  • Investment Banking 17%
  • Financial Services 10%
  • Education 7%
  • Money Management 6%
  • Computer-Related Services 4%
  • Consulting 4%
  • Other 14%