Nearly half of Fletcher's students come from outside the U.S. At any time, seventy or more countries worldwide are represented.
The Fletcher School is committed to enrolling a class that reflects the economic and racial diversity of the U.S. On average, about 25% of the U.S. citizens at Fletcher are students of color.
The average age is generally around 27. The class entering in fall 2016 has students ranging in age from 21 to 66.
Students come to Fletcher from a wide range of professional backgrounds in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Professional experience is not limited to paid work and may include voluntary positions and internships. Any enrolling class will include students who have been government employees, U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, journalists, attorneys, management consultants, financial analysts, engineers, diplomats, teachers, and military personnel prior to enrolling at Fletcher.