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Kelley 2015 Class Profile
Class size: 204
Women: 25%
US Minorities (including Asian American): 18%
International: 36%
Average age: 28 (range 22 to 39)
Average work experience: 5
Percent with full-time work experience: 99%
Average GMAT: 664
Average GPA: 3.31



Application Deadlines

  1. Domestic and International Applicants
    EarlyOctober 15Late December
    PriorityJanuary 5Mid-March
    ThirdMarch 1Late April
    FinalApril 15Late May
  2. Consortium Applicants
    EarlyOctober 15Late December
    FinalJanuary 5Mid-March

A Consortium School

As one of three founding schools of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, we strive to enhance diversity in business education. Eligible applicants should complete the Consortium application instead of Kelley’s application to be considered for a Consortium fellowship covering full tuition and fees.

Forte Foundation

As a  Forté Foundation member school, Kelley works to increase the number of women business leaders by awarding multiple Forté Fellowships to women entering our MBA Program each year. No need to apply—you'll automatically be considered.


Here’s what it takes to succeed as a Kelley MBA.

We want to make sure Kelley is a good match for you—that’s why the admissions review process for our top-ranked Full-time MBA Program is selective. You don’t need an undergraduate business degree for success at Kelley—just great academic potential. We do expect you to:

  • Understand algebra
  • Know your way around a spreadsheet
  • Have a baseline knowledge of statistics

As we look at applications, we’ll evaluate your:

Academic record

You’ll need to provide transcripts with your cumulative grade point average from each institution you've attended and final transcripts certifying you’ve earned an undergraduate degree.

International students: You’ll also need to document that your degree is the recognized equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

GMAT or GRE scores

You can submit your scores from either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). If you take the exams more than once, we’ll consider your best scores and look for a balance of verbal and quantitative ability.

Professional experience

Most of our applicants are at least two years into their career. Your resume should detail your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, leadership aptitude, and existing business acumen.

Leadership ability

Kelley has a culture of collaboration, recognizing that successful leaders are also successful team members. Your community service, campus involvement, and career trajectory should demonstrate that you understand both what it takes to lead and how to work well with others.


We want to get to know you better! Take this opportunity to shine while demonstrating your:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership experience and
  • Career goals

Let us know what you bring to the MBA Program and how joining the Kelley family will benefit you.

Letters of recommendation

We request one letter of recommendation to gain a more complete understanding of your professional performance. Your recommender should be someone who can comment meaningfully on this. A current or recent supervisor is preferred.