Tuck MBA Class Profile: Record-Setting Class of 2024
The Dartmouth Tuck School of Business just released their class profile and the newest members of the MBA Class of 2024 continued the trend of setting records at the school. The 287 new members of the class reported a record average GMAT score of 726, which just edged out last year’s school record of 724.
“We’ve recruited a gifted class of students who are incredibly smart but also curious,” says Amy Mitson, director of admissions, recruitment, and marketing in the press release. “I can’t wait to see where their curiosity leads them as they stretch themselves, rise to new challenges, and grow as both leaders and people.”
Here are some key elements of the latest class profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.52|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||41%|
|Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math||30%|
|Percent majoring in business||28%|
|Average GMAT Score||726|
|GMAT Score Range||610 – 790|
|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||150 – 170|
|GRE Verbal Average||162|
|GRE Verbal Range||150 -170|
|Percent Submitting GRE Scores||38%|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||38|
|International Students (incl. dual citizens, permanent residents)||43%|
|Average Work Experience||67 months|
The Tuck MBA Class of 2024 comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Women make up 45 percent of the class. Seven percent of the class identify as LGBTQ students. U.S. minority students represent 21 percent of the total U.S. students, which includes American Indian, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latinx students. The percentage of U.S. minorities jumps to 31 percent when only including U.S. and permanent residents. Historically underrepresented U.S. minorities, identified as American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian, make up 13 percent of total U.S. students in the class.
Forty-three percent of the new class are international students, including dual citizens and permanent residents. When not including dual citizens or permanent residents, thirty-six percent are international. Thirty-eight countries are represented in the Class of 2024, and 67 percent hold citizenship in Canada or the United States. Twenty-two 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 Oceania.
Academic and Professional Background
This year, 11 percent of Tuck’s Class of 2024 reports that they are the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university. Twelve percent of students already hold an advanced degree. Regarding academic achievement, the latest class had earned an average undergraduate GPA of 3.52. Forty-one percent had earned degrees in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Thirty percent had studied STEM majors and 28 percent had pursued business degrees.
Thirty-eight percent of the class decided to submit GRE scores. They averaged 162 in both the Quant and Verbal sections. For those who took the GMAT, they set a new record for the school of an average score of 726. Scores overall ranged from 610 to 790.
This MBA class reflects experience from 232 different employers and average just slightly more than last year’s class at an average of 67 months at work before joining the program. Twenty-four percent of the incoming students were working in financial services, 23 percent in consulting, and 11 percent in non-profits or in government service. Healthcare/pharma/biotech and technology round out the top five industries at 10 percent each.
“From a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, to a lead ballet dancer, to entrepreneurial physicians, the breadth of experience these students offer is remarkable,” says Pat Harrison, director of admissions, evaluation, and yield. “We could not be more excited for them to invest in one another and learn from each other, forming bonds that last well beyond their two years in Hanover.”