Successful Tepper candidates come from a wide variety of backgrounds and profiles. We encourage interested candidates to focus on the range, rather than the mean when reviewing class profile factors and considering whether or not they should apply. One simple way to look at this is that half of our students have GMAT scores below the median. Similarly, although most students have between 2 and 8 years of professional experience, there are several that joined Tepper directly after their undergraduate study and others that have more than 8 years of experience.
Although our most recent class has a high proportion of students from engineering/science backgrounds, we are seeking candidates from all academic disciplines, and in a typical year, half of our students come from non-technical backgrounds. You don't need to be an engineer to achieve great things at Tepper. We have many students currently studying at Tepper who were initially concerned about their chance of being admitted, that have been successful---and with many receiving merit scholarships. The only sure-thing in the admission process is that you can't get in if you don't apply!
If you have any questions regarding your candidacy, the admissions team would be happy to speak with you. Feel free to contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our counselors.