Pardee RAND Student Body Profile

Pardee RAND students in cohort '15

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND

Pardee RAND students in cohort '15

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

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Class Size 22 21 21 22 24 21
Average Age 28 30 28 26 29 29
Age Range 22-41 21-55 21-40 21-35 22-41 22-46
Average GRE Quantitative 162 (770) 162 (770) 160 (760) 160 (760) 770 750
Average GRE Verbal 163 (650) 164 (670) 162 (640) 160 (610) 640 630
Students with Advanced Degrees
(including MD, JD, MA, MS, MPP, MPH)
86 % 73 % 81 % 60 % 80 % 62 %
Women 46 % 43 % 52 % 45 % 32 % 24 %
International Students 36 % 33 % 48 % 27 % 48 % 24 %
Scholarship Recipients 100 % 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
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Romania
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan