The Dartmouth Tuck School of Business welcomed 297 students to their MBA Class of 2025, as reported in the latest class profile. The new class maintained the school’s record high GMAT average of 726 and again enrolled 40+ percent women.
“With every Tuck class, we aspire to craft a robust collection of experiences, ideas, and goals,” says Lawrence Mur’ray, executive director of admissions and financial aid in the press release. “The diversity of lived experiences represented within the class benefits not only the students, who will learn with and through each other, but the entire Tuck community.”
Here are some key elements of the latest class profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.49|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||40%|
|Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math||25%|
|Percent majoring in business||28%|
|Average GMAT Score||726|
|GMAT Score Range||630 – 800|
|GMAT Quant Average||48|
|GMAT Quant Range||39 – 51|
|GMAT Verbal Average||42|
|GMAT Verbal Range||31 – 51|
|GRE Quant Average||161|
|GRE Quant Range||149 – 170|
|GRE Verbal Average||161|
|GRE Verbal Range||152 -170|
|Percent Submitting GRE Scores||42%|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||40|
|International Students (not incl. dual citizens, permanent residents)||33%|
|Average Work Experience||5.75 years|
The Tuck MBA Class of 2025 comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Women make up 44 percent of the class. Ten 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 32 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 12 percent of total U.S. students in the class.
Thirty-three percent of the new class are international students, which does not include dual citizens and permanent residents. Forty countries are represented in the Class of 2025, and 68 percent hold citizenship in Canada or the United States. Twenty-one percent hail from Asia, seven percent are from Europe, and eight 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
“Our MBA candidates need to be prepared for a curriculum that will challenge them, allowing them to achieve meaningful growth as leaders. The class of 2025 has a proven track record of academic success, and we expect them to thrive at Tuck,” says Mur’ray.
This year, 19 percent of Tuck’s Class of 2025 reports that they are the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university. Thirteen percent of students already hold an advanced degree. Regarding academic achievement, the latest class had earned an average undergraduate GPA of 3.49. Forty percent had earned degrees in the arts, humanities or social sciences. A quarter had studied STEM majors and 28 percent had pursued business degrees.
Forty-two percent of the class decided to submit GRE scores. They averaged 161 in both the Quant and Verbal sections. For those who took the GMAT, they maintained the record of an average score of 726. Scores overall ranged from 630 to 800.
This MBA class reflects experience from 261 different employers and average just slightly more than last year’s class at an average of 69 months at work before joining the program. Twenty-two percent of the incoming students were working in financial services followed by 17 percent in consulting. Sixteen percent came from non-profits or government service. Another 14 percent had worked in the tech field before matriculating.