How to Get In: New York University Stern School of Business

What can you do to set yourself apart in your application? Admissions officials have the answers.

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10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?

Stern students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to our community, so there is no "typical" student with regard to the application profile. In fact, roughly one third of our students come from more than 50 countries, and we boast one of the highest percentages of women among top business schools. However, Stern students do share certain key characteristics: They are business minded and friendly, personally driven while also intensely collaborative, and exceptionally intelligent yet also down to earth. They are the global business leaders of the future: they have strong technical abilities; can inspire others up, down and across the organization; and they apply a multifaceted approach to problem solving, which is what today's complex world requires.