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Student Body Profile

Below are enrollment and demographic statistics for the incoming 2016–2017 cohorts. These data points vary from cohort to cohort and year to year. We are always striving for diversity of age, race, ethnicity, gender, and experience. 

2016–17 Entering Class

On-Campus

MPA@UNC

Number of applicants: 79 210
Size of entering class: 23 65
Men: 35% 49%
Women: 65% 51%
Minority students: 22% 23%
North Carolina residents: 65% 48%
Work experience:    
>5 years 4% 39%
2–5 years 13% 50%
<2 years 83% 11%
Average age: 24 30
     

Combined On-Campus and MPA@UNC Academic Scores

Average GPA: 3.54
Average GRE test scores:  
Quantitative: 53%
Verbal: 78%
Analytical Writing: 68%

Graduation and Employment

Learn about graduation and employment statistics in the Career section.