June 06, 2002

LOS ANGELES — UCLA Anderson the second highest number of applications to its full-time MBA program in the 65-year history of the school. The high number of applicants made the MBA class of 2002 at Anderson one of the most selective classes ever, according to data released from the school's admissions office.

Last year, UCLA Anderson received an all-time high of 4,926 applications, and this year applications totaled 4,563 for the 330 available slots. While this is a seven percent decline it is still significantly higher than previous years.In 1995, the school received 3,348 applications; in 1998, 4,366.

According to the office of admissions, Anderson admitted 15.1 percent of its applicants, making its selectivity among the highest in the nation.

Thirty percent of the admitted students are women, 19 percent are minority, and international students make up 28 percent. Their average age is 27.6. Four of those admitted have medical degrees; 11 have law degrees; and 7 have Ph.D.s.

The average GMAT score is 702; the average undergraduate GPA is 3.6.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson today has 134 faculty members who serve more than 600 full-time MBA students, approximately 400 Fully Employed MBA students, nearly 150 Executive MBA students, and 65 Ph. D. candidates.

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