Fast Facts

The Gabelli School: A big winner of 2016 in graduate rankings

Graduate Fast Facts 

Total graduate population: 1,813 (including non-degree students)
Average class size: 26
Number of full-time faculty: 123
Percent with terminal degrees: 89%
Student-faculty ratio: 15:1

U.S. News and World Report Graduate Rankings:

  • Nonprofit business: 10
  • Finance: 16
  • International business: 19
  • Part-time MBA: 63
  • Full-time MBA: 73

2016 Businessweek Rankings:

  • Full-Time MBA: 59

Financial Times Global Masters in Finance - Pre-Experience Rankings:

  • MS in Global Finance: 57 worldwide

QuantNet Best Financial Engineering Programs:

  • MS in Quantitative Finance: 18 in North America

Princeton Review Best 295 Business Schools Rankings (2016):

  • Opportunities for Women: 10 nationwide
  • Opportunities for Minorities: 10 nationwide

Military Times "Best for Vets" Rankings:

  • Best Business Schools: 21 nationwide

CEO Magazine Rankings:

  • MBA: Tier 1, North America
  • EMBA: 18 worldwide

 

Compensation overview

Full-time MBA Graduates, Class of 2016*

  Average Median Low High
Base Salary $97,404 $97,500 $59,000 $160,000
Signing Bonus $21,667 $15,000 $5,000 $60,000
Other Guaranteed Bonus $6,720 $10,000 $1,600 $10,000

* As reported to rankings publications.

 

MBA-program specific facts:
Percentage of International students: 28%
Percentage of Male / Female: 62% / 38%
Mean GMAT: 622
Average age: 28
Average years of work experience: 5.3

MS-program specific facts:
Percentage of International students: 76%
Percentage of Male / Female:  44% / 56%
Mean GMAT: 658
Average age: 25
Average years of work experience: 1.7

 

Academic competitions

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup

Offers real-world experience in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory, and private equity.

  • No. 1, New York Regional (2017)
  • No. 1, New York Regional (2016)
  • No. 2, New York regional (2014)
  • No. 1, New York regional (2013)
  • No. 1, New York regional (2012)

Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition

Attracts more than 2,000 students from 75 to 80 universities. Competitors invest a mock portfolio for three months, trading on day-end prices and balancing long and short strategies.

  • No. 1 school overall (2014), placing the most students—nine—into the Top 100 ranking tables
  • 1st and 3rd place in the individual competition (2014) with four students in the national Top 20
  • 5th place in the individual competition (2015) with 14 students in the national Top 100

University Trading Challenge

  • No. 1 overall (2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Best Team Trading Award (2015)
  • Best Presentation Award (2015)

CFA Institute Research Challenge

Promotes best practices in research among the next generation of analysts, providing practical experience in researching and reporting on publicly traded companies.

  • No. 1, New York region (2014), and Americas finalist (Top 10) — competed in Denver
  • No. 1, New York region (2013), and Americas finalist (Top 10) — competed in London
  • Final Four, New York region (2015)

PRMIA Risk Management Competition

Simulates real-life risk-management challenges via a case-study approach. Sponsored by the Professional Risk Managers International Association, it carries a cash prize of about $10,000.

 

Undergraduate Fast Facts

Total undergraduate population: 2,253
Male / Female: 60% / 40%
International students: 14% Rose Hill, 22% Lincoln Center

Mean standardized test score, Class of 2020: 1302
Freshman retention rate: 93.5%

Average class size, core courses: 30
Average class size, electives: 25

Most popular majors: Business Administration, Finance, Public Accounting

Entering Class of 2020, Rose Hill: 475 students
Entering Class of 2020, Lincoln Center: 113 students

Number of full-time faculty: 123
Percent with terminal degrees: 89%
Student-faculty ratio: 18:1

Students holding one or more internships during college: 95%

Average starting salary: $64,426
Placement in 3 months of graduation: 91%

U.S. News and World Report subject area rankings (2017):

  • International Business: 8
  • Marketing: 12
  • Entrepreneurship: 13
  • Finance: 14

Businessweek undergraduate ranking (2016): 27

Businessweek subject area rankings (2013*):

  • International business: 7
  • Marketing: 11
  • Corporate strategy: 16
  • Finance: 17
  • Sustainability: 22
  • Entrepreneurship: 25

*This is the most recent year in which Businessweek opted to release undergraduate specialty rankings.

Poets & Quants Undergraduate Ranking (2016): 31 out of 50 nationwide (U.S. schools placing lower than 50 were not ranked)

  • Willingness of alumni to connect students with employers: 8
  • Connectivity with alumni network: 9
  • Quality of alumni network: 9
  • Academic advising: 11