Each of the new students profiled in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students says they were drawn to the community at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College. For a few years now, Tuck’s admissions team has been assessing candidates based on the four attributes of smart, nice, accomplished, and aware, and their efforts clearly culminated in a community reflecting those qualities. The remote setting of the Upper Valley and small class size certainly support deeper and richer relationships, too.
The Tuck Class of 2022 is comprised of 289 students. Notably, Tuck achieved gender parity, with women making up 49 percent of the class. Thirty-seven percent are international, representing 47 countries by citizenship. Twenty-two percent of all students identify as U.S. minorities, and 37 percent of U.S. students (206) represent U.S. minorities.
During their undergraduate years, 49 percent had studied arts, humanities or social sciences. Twenty-eight percent had pursued majors in STEM disciplines. Twenty-three percent earned degrees in business. For students on the U.S. 4.0 grading scale, the average GPA was 3.48. When it came time to take the GMAT, the group averaged a score of 720. Of the 39 percent who chose to take the GRE instead, they scored a Verbal average of 161 and Quant average of 159.
New Tuckies averaged 5.25 years of work experience before matriculating. A quarter came from financial services and 24 percent from consulting. Nonprofit/government accounted for 15 percent of the group’s pre-MBA work experience. Nine percent had worked in tech. The rest of the class accumulated work experience in consumer goods, health care, pharma, energy and more.
In the following pages, get to know some new Tuck students, what they learned from the admissions process, why they chose Tuck and more.