Tuck Again Sets Records with the Class of 2023
This semester, Dartmouth Tuck’s first-year MBAs have again set records for class size and academic performance. The incoming class of 2023 is the largest in Tuck’s history, holds a record high average GMAT score, and boasts the largest representation of first-generation college students for the school.
Pat Harrison, co-executive director of admissions and financial aid, said in the school’s press brief, “We’ve enrolled a class of engaged and impactful students with a proven track record of academic excellence. These are students who are excited by challenges and motivated to learn from others. They’re an accomplished and ambitious group.”
Dartmouth Tuck 2023 Class Profile
Here are some key elements of the latest class profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.54|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||45%|
|Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math||28%|
|Percent majoring in business||27%|
|Average GMAT Score||724|
|GMAT Score Range||600 – 780|
|GMAT Quant Average||48|
|GMAT Quant Range||39 – 51|
|GMAT Verbal Average||42|
|GMAT Verbal Range||34 – 51|
|GRE Quant Average||162|
|GRE Quant Range||152 – 170|
|GRE Verbal Average||162|
|GRE Verbal Range||149 -170|
|Percent Submitting GRE Scores||37%|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||35|
|Average Work Experience||65 months|
The Tuck Class of 2023 comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Women make up 46 percent of the class. Six percent of the class identify as LGBTQ students. US minority students represent 29 percent of the total US students, which includes Native American, Black, Asian America, and Hispanic students. Historically underrepresented US minorities, identified as Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, Black Americans, and Hispanic or Latin Americans, make up 14 percent of total US students in the class.
Forty-one percent are international students, including dual citizens and permanent residents. Thirty-five countries are represented in the Class of 2023, 70 percent hold citizenship in Canada or the United States. Twenty percent hail from Asia, eight percent are from Europe, and seven percent are from Latin America. Four percent come from Africa or the Middle East, while less than one percent are from Oceana.
Academic and Professional Background
This year, 16 percent of Tuck’s Class of 2023 reports that they are the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university, a record for first-generation college students. Eleven percent of students already hold an advanced degree. All averages for standardized measures of academic achievement—GPA, GMAT, and GRE—rose over last year. The number of students with a humanities background decreased 4% while those with a business degree increased by the same percentage.
This MBA class reflects experience from 227 different employers and average just slightly more than last year’s class at an average of 65 months at work before joining the program. Twenty-five percent of the incoming students were working in consulting, 20 percent in financial services, 14 percent in technology, and nine percent were employed by non-profits or in government service.
“Every T’23 has brought a different set of experiences with them to Tuck—experiences that have shaped who they are and their character,” said Amy Mitson, co-executive director of admissions and financial aid, in a school statement on profile’s release. “We can’t wait to see the impact each student has on the community.”