PRGS Student Body Profile

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Each year, about 25 new students enroll in Pardee RAND Graduate School. They come from around the world and from the most diverse of educational backgrounds.

Their academic credentials are very strong, but the Admissions Committee doesn't just go by the numbers. The Committee looks for creativity, the ability to think about new issues in new ways. Pardee RAND seeks students with a combination of passion and discipline—the passion to change the world for the better, and the discipline to carry forth the new research that will be needed to do so.

Class Profile

 2010201120122013
Class Size21242221
Average Age29292628
Age Range22-4622-4121-3521-40
Average GRE Quantitative750770160 (760)160 (760)
Average GRE Verbal630640160 (610)162 (640)
Students with Advanced Degrees
(including MD, JD, MA, MS, MPP, MPH)
62 %80 %60 %81 %
Women24 %32 %45 %52 %
International Students24 %48 %27 %48 %
Scholarship Recipients85 %91 %92 %100 %

Undergraduate Field of Study — All Current Students

Economics and Business37 %
Social Sciences and Humanities17 %
Science15 %
Engineering15 %
Mathematics7 %

Advanced Degrees (e.g., MD, JD, MA, MS, MPP, MPH) in the Following Disciplines

  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy


Countries of Origin

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Burma
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • South Korea
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan

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