Tuck Class Profile: A Record-Breaking Class of 2022
The updated Tuck class profile, reflecting the characteristics of Tuck Business School’s 289-member MBA Class of 2022, reveals an international cohort of men and women who hail from a diverse array of employers and academic backgrounds. This year’s incoming class enters at an unconventional time, and their demographics point to the global influences impacting the business world.
Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.48|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||49%|
|Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math||28%|
|Percent majoring in business||23%|
|Average GMAT Score||720|
|GMAT Score Range||590 – 780|
|GMAT Quant Average||47|
|GMAT Quant Range||38 – 51|
|GMAT Verbal Average||41|
|GMAT Verbal Range||32 – 51|
|GRE Quant Average||159|
|GRE Quant Range||149 – 169|
|GRE Verbal Average||161|
|GRE Verbal Range||151 -170|
|Percent Submitting GRE Scores||39%|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||47|
|Average Work Experience||63 months|
Luke Anthony Peña, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Tuck since 2017, will be departing for Stanford University as the Director of Global Admissions for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. With the release of the current MBA class profile, Peña was eager to highlight the milestones this year’s student body represent.
A Global Perspective
Forty-seven different countries are represented in the class of first-year students, the largest number for a single class in school history. Including dual citizens and US permanent residents, 37 percent of the class are international students. “In Tuck’s distinctly immersive learning environment, the diverse experiences and global perspectives our students bring are particularly enriching to the community,” says Peña.
While 73 percent of the class are citizens of the US and Canada, Tuck’s numbers count dual citizenship in both countries, making the class more diverse in nationality than the raw numbers may appear. Seventeen percent are from Asia, eight percent are from Europe, six percent are from Latin America, and five percent are from Africa and the Middle East. One percent of the MBA class is from Oceania.
A Record-breaking Year for Women
Tuck set a school record with women representing 49 percent of the 2022 class. That success is due in part to the ongoing celebration of Women at Tuck, where alumnae are sharing 50 years of experience in what it takes to succeed in today’s business world. Peña notes that the enrollment yield for women this year exceeded the men’s yield rate for the first time. He attributes much of that achievement to Tuck’s considerable investment in scholarship support, which has doubled its budget over the last several years.
“Evidence has shown us that financial barriers for women are more considerable than they are for men,” says Peña. “Our scholarship investments have allowed us to admit women who wanted to be at Tuck but had financial incentives from other schools and employers that made it more difficult. We have worked to make Tuck a more viable and attractive option for women.”
Historically Underrepresented Minorities
Out of the 206 domestic students in the class, 32 percent represent a US minority. Tuck has seen a rise year over year of Black and Hispanic student enrollment, an encouraging trend that Peña expects to see grow stronger. He points out that the current discussion of social justice is largely student-led, and as the community appreciates the benefits and value of balanced representation, the numbers of historically underrepresented minorities are expected to rise.
Tuck’s Diversity Business Programs celebrated their 40-year anniversary in the Summer of 2020.
Tuck Class Profile: Personal and Professional Lives
The class comes from 230 unique employers and holds an average of five years professional experience. These are high achievers at the peak of early career advancement, with 16 percent already holding an advanced degree.
Tuck’s class profile does not break down student demographics by age, but does include data such as how many have a partner (30 percent) and how many have children (four percent). Peña believes that career and lifestyle trends are cyclical, much like the economic forces that sometimes drive career changes at different stages in life. To that end, he champions Tuck’s welcoming message to early career professionals as well as those further along who decide to take the journey towards decisive leadership.
“I have seen the transformative power of higher education and graduate education,” says Peña. “There is no right time or a perfect time in the graduate school journey. We also recognize that if you are an adult learner, you may have a family unit that is part of the journey with you. Everyone is received into the Tuck community.”
Although not included in the statistical profile, Tuck does boast an active and vibrant LGBTQ community. At the moment the only question is how to report that data in the class profile. Peña proudly shares that in fact there are a record number of LGBTQ+ students in the program this year, saying, “No matter gender identity, Tuck can be a place where you can be excited about your leadership journey.”
Peña credits much of the diversity, inclusion, and global outreach work happening at Tuck right now to the students. “The students demonstrated faith and trust in one another and under these circumstances, they deserve all the credit.”
The 2020 fall semester at Tuck Business School began on Monday August 24th with a hybrid class schedule.