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Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Questions 2017-2018

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Following up on the announcement of their deadlines for the Class of 2020, the Dartmouth MBA adcom has announced the Tuck 2017-2018 essay questions on their admissions blog. Applicants should note that the adcom asks that their essay responses be double spaced.

Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Questions 2017-2018

Essay 1
What are your short and long-term goals? Why is an MBA a critical next step toward achieving those goals? Why are you interested in Tuck specifically? (500 words)

Essay 2
Tuck’s mission is to educate wise leaders to better the world of business. Wisdom encompasses the essential aptitudes of confident humility, about what one does and does not know; empathy, towards the diverse ideas and experiences of others; and judgment, about when and how to take risks for the better.

With Tuck’s mission in mind, and with a focus on confident humility, tell us about a time you:

  • received tough feedback,
  • experienced failure, or
  • disappointed yourself or others.

How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as a result? (500 words)

Optional Essay
Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere and may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.

Reapplicant Essay
How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally. (500 words)
Note on word counts from the Tuck adcom: All noted word counts are meant as a guideline—we won’t be counting, but do have great sense of what 500 words looks like.

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