Pardee RAND Student Body Profile

PRGS students in cohort '13

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

  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Class Size 21 21 22 24 21
Average Age 30 28 26 29 29
Age Range 21-55 21-40 21-35 22-41 22-46
Average GRE Quantitative 162 (770) 160 (760) 160 (760) 770 750
Average GRE Verbal 164 (670) 162 (640) 160 (610) 640 630
Students with Advanced Degrees
(including MD, JD, MA, MS, MPP, MPH)
73 % 81 % 60 % 80 % 62 %
Women 43 % 52 % 45 % 32 % 24 %
International Students 33 % 48 % 27 % 48 % 24 %
Scholarship Recipients 95 % 100 % 92 % 91 % 85 %

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
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • South Korea
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan