Your Chances at UW Foster: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

If you’re considering business school, you are likely trying to decide which MBA programs to apply to. It’s not onlly about finding the right fit for you, culturally and professionally, it’s about getting into the best program you can. So, you might be wondering where you’ll likely be accepted. To help answer your questions, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the UW Foster MBA Program.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into the UW Foster School of Business, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ll give you a quick overview of what it takes to get into the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the UW Foster MBA program.

(Note: This page highlights Foster’s full-time MBA program. The other program options at Foster are the Evening MBA, the Executive MBA, and the Global Executive MBA program.)

Fast Facts: Foster MBA

Acceptance Rate41%
GMAT Average 692
GPA Average 3.37
Avg. Years Work Experience 6.0 years

Source: UW Foster, Class of 2022 data

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Undergraduate Majors Represented in Foster’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Foster’s MBA program are Engineering/ Math & Science/Computer Sci. (36%), Business/Economics (35%), and Social Sciences/Humanities (29%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Foster’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Foster’s MBA class profile are: 

  • University of Washington
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Washington State University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Mumbai
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dartmouth College
  • Wellesley College

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Foster has accepted many applicants with your education background in the past. It also shows that candidates who have gone to these schools have considered applying to Foster, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Foster’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Foster’s top pre-MBA industries are (add information here)

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Foster. Don’t worry if you don’t see your industry on the list—there might not be many students enrolled from your industry simply because many candidates didn’t apply to the program in the first place. The same goes for the pre-MBA employers data we’ve provided below.

Top Pre-MBA Employers Represented at Foster

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in the Foster MBA class are: 

What does Foster value?

Individuals who have shown the ability to produce high-quality academic work, who have good written and verbal communication skills, and who can contribute to the diversity of the student body and the ranks of professional leaders are selected for the Foster MBA Program.

Interested in finding out more about Foster? Visit our UW Foster overview page.