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Tuck School of Business – Dartmouth College

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CLASS SIZE 287
FEMALE 45%
MEAN GMAT 726
MEAN GPA 3.52

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is part of the larger Dartmouth College campus situated in Hanover, New Hampshire. Tuck stands out from its peer schools for offering only a full-time MBA program with no part-time or executive options, though students may pursue joint or dual degrees in conjunction with Dartmouth and other leading universities. Tuck students share an extremely close-knit MBA experience in the scenic Upper Valley, and the lack of a doctoral program helps facilitate very cohesive working relationships between faculty and MBA students.

FAQ

What is the tuition for Tuck's MBA program?

The tuition for Tuck’s MBA program is $77,520 per year.

How hard is it to get into Tuck's MBA program?

The acceptance rate for Tuck is 22.1% It is important to consider the acceptance rate in the context of the student profile of those who are admitted. For example the average GMAT score is 726.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to Tuck's MBA program?

The average GMAT score for the incoming class at Tuck is 726. The GMAT range is 630 to 800.

Does the Tuck MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes. The Tuck MBA program has accepted the GRE for several years now.

What is the average GRE score for admission to Tuck's MBA program?

The average GRE score for the incoming class at Tuck is 161 Verbal average 161 Quant average.

What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to Tuck's MBA program?

Tuck does not state a minimum requirement for years of work experience. However, it is important for candidates to be aware that they are being considered against other candidates with an average of 5.75 years of experience.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Tuck's MBA program? (or, What is the average age of a Tuck student?)

The average number of years of work experience among students in Tuck's MBA program is 5.75.

What is the median starting salary for graduates of the Tuck MBA program?

The average median starting salary for Tuck MBA graduates is $175,000 with a median signing bonus of $30,000. The salary will vary by industry, with consulting and finance jobs generally commanding the higher salaries.

How long is Tuck's full-time MBA program?

Tuck offers a traditional 2-year MBA program.

What are the application deadlines for Tuck's MBA program?

The Round 1 MBA application deadline is September 25, 2023. The Round 2 application deadline is January 4, 2024. The Round 3 deadline is March 25, 2024.

What percent of Tuck MBA students are women?

The percentage of the class at Tuck that are women is 44%.

What type of interview does Tuck use for MBA admissions?

All Round 1/Round 1 Consortium applicants who submit their complete application, including test scores and Letters of Reference, by September 1, 2023, all Round 2/Round 2 Consortium applicants who submit their complete application by December 1, 2023, and all Round 3 applicants who submit their complete application by March 1, 2024, will be guaranteed an interview invitation. For all other applicants, interviews are offered by invitation only. Interviews are resume-based, meaning the interviewer will not have access to your application materials.

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The Tuck Difference: Our People

“The Tuck community possesses the attributes that, in my perspective, the world needs more of." —Marco Castillo T’12, VP GTM Strategy, DocuSign Publicly announced in 2018 with a goal of raising $250M, The Tuck Difference Campaign raised $416M by the end of FY23—making it the largest campaign in Tuck's history. More than 80 percent of Tuck alumni participated, demonstrating the transformative power of our community and the generous spirit of our people.

The Tuck MBA: Be Here.

Our location in Hanover is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Our environment promotes reflection and full immersion in your MBA experience—and it fosters strong connections, building a community you'll have access to for life. Are you ready to transform yourself and your career? This is the Tuck MBA. Be here.

Admissions

The Class Profile

Tuck’s Class of 2025 has 297 students who arrived with an average of 5.75 years of full-time work experience by the time of matriculation. Thirty-three percent of students entering in 2023 are international and 21% of U.S. students identify as members of a U.S. minority group. Forty-four percent of the class is comprised of women.

The average GMAT score of 2024 entrants was 726, with the range of scores landing between 630 to 800, and the average GPA was 3.49. Forty-two percent had submitted GRE scores for the standardized test requirement. For the GRE results, the Verbal average was 161 and the Quantitative average was also 161. Forty percent of first-year students completed undergraduate majors in humanities, social sciences, or the arts, followed by business at 28% and engineering, tech, math, or science at 25%.

Application Procedures

Tuck offers three rounds for admissions that run from late September until March.  All applicants must complete Tuck’s online application form, except for applicants submitting their materials through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.  In addition to this form, non-Consortium applicants must submit a non­refundable application fee of $250, academic transcripts from all academic institutions attended, their GMAT or GRE results, essays, letters of reference, and DET, IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL results if applicable.

Tuck provides guaranteed interviews for Round 1 applicants who submit a completed application by September 1, for Round 2 applicants who submit a completed application by December 1, and for Round 3 applicants who submit a completed application by March 1. For all other applicants, interviews are by invitation only.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • GMAT/GRE score(s)
  • DET, IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL score(s) if applicable
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference
  • Application fee
  • Essays

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Interview Reports

Dartmouth / Tuck Q&A's

Dartmouth / Tuck LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire

May 30, 2024 8:00am ET
Accepted from Waitlist to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 2
Received via portal on May 29, 2024
GPA: 3.3
GRE: 322
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: NYC
Note:

Very odd - didn’t expect this. I hadn’t communicated with Tuck since the initial waitlist decision.

May 8, 2024 7:16pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 2
Received via phone on May 02, 2024
GPA: 3.5
GMAT: 720
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
May 5, 2024 9:15am ET
Accepted to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 3
Received via phone on May 02, 2024
GPA: 3.64
GMAT: 700
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Entrepreneurship
Application Location: Philippines
Note:

applied 3/20, interview invite 3/24, interviewed 4/2, accepted with scholarship 5/2

May 3, 2024 12:04am ET
Rejected at Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 2
Received via portal May 3, 2024
GMAT: 710
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Application Location: East Asia
Note:

Rejected from waitlist

May 2, 2024 7:09pm ET
Rejected at Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 3
Received via portal May 2, 2024
GMAT: 710
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
May 2, 2024 5:59pm ET
Rejected at Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 3
Received via portal May 2, 2024
GPA: 3.75
GRE: 329
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: New York
Note:

Applied 3/1, invited to interview 3/1, interviewed 3/6

May 2, 2024 2:44pm ET
Accepted to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 3
Received via phone May 2, 2024
GPA: 3.93
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: General Management
Application Location: Southwest USA
Note:

Submitted app March 12
Interview invite sent March 12
Virtual interview March 27

May 2, 2024 11:30am ET
Accepted to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 3
Received via phone May 2, 2024
GPA: 3.3
GMAT: 685
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Other
Application Location: AZ
Note:

Just got the call, wicked sick Boyz.

Scholarship info coming at 5pm EST.

MBA DecisionWire

Chi
June 7, 2024 9:50pm ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth
Applied: U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2025
Post MBA Career: Venture Capital, Private Equity, Non Profit/SI Companies: Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone
GRE: 326
Location: Washington, D.C.
Notes:

I decided to defer my start to next year for personal reasons.

Oxf
June 7, 2024 1:35pm ET
Enrolled: Oxford / Saïd
Admitted: HEC Paris $
€15000
,
Oxford / Saïd $
£20000
Applied: HEC Paris, Oxford / Saïd
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Accenture, Bain, BCG, Ernst & Young, KPMG, McKinsey, PWC
GMAT: 690
GPA: 13/20
Location: Peru
Mic
June 4, 2024 4:39pm ET
Enrolled: Michigan / Ross
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth , Duke / Fuqua , Michigan / Ross , USC / Marshall
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, USC / Marshall, Yale SOM
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 720
UVA
June 4, 2024 3:39pm ET
Enrolled: UVA / Darden
Admitted: UVA / Darden
Applied: MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, UVA / Darden
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey
GMAT: 720
GPA: 3.71
Location: Denver

Academics

Faculty

Tuck’s 65 full-time and clinical faculty members teach MBA courses across 16 areas of expertise. The faculty also contribute to Tuck’s six centers, which study topics ranging from digital strategies to healthcare to energy. Thanks to Tuck’s scale, students benefit from superior faculty-to-student ratios, small-size elective courses, and unparalleled person-to-person access to professors.

Curriculum

Tuck’s faculty members generally use a combination of lecture and discussion to convey course material. Tuck’s small incoming classes of about 290 MBA students are each divided into four sections who often work together throughout their Fall Term. These sections are further divided into study groups of five to six students each.

The Tuck MBA program runs on a quarter schedule, with three terms of classes and a Summer Term reserved for internships. Tuck’s pre-term, including the very popular and recently redesigned orientation program, formerly known as Outward Bound, now called Tuck Launch, typically takes place across two weeks in mid-July. Formal orientation spans two weeks in the middle of August, and first-year classes commence in late August, one week before second-year classes start. Fall examinations correspondingly occur at different times for first- and second-year students, though all conclude around mid-December.

Students’ first year is further divided into Summer and Fall terms, and Summer courses and exams conclude in early October before Fall work begins. In the spring, students complete the mandatory First-Year Project (FYP), a staple of the Tuck program that puts student’s comprehension of the first-year curriculum to the test through a five-student consulting project undertaken for real businesses. Students may propose their own projects or pursue a number of cases provided by the school.

Tuck students take 14 required courses, including the FYP, and two electives in the first year and often satisfy the ethics and social responsibility mini-course core requirement in their second years. Mini-courses are offered alongside full-term courses yet meet for fewer weeks. In total, students must complete 41.5 credits in year one and 36 in year two, or 76.5 in order to graduate.

Second-year students have their choice of over 100 electives. Tuck students do not have the option to pursue a major, but they can tailor their curriculum to specialize in areas such as finance and marketing. Most second-year students pursue an independent study at Tuck, allowing them to work under two faculty members to explore diverse topics in their fields of interest. Second-year students can also apply for the chance to spend a semester abroad at one of Tuck’s international partner programs.

In addition, Tuck offers several unique learning opportunities, including its Research-to-Practice Seminars that let students weigh in on faculty members’ most up-to-date research. MBA students can also undertake a field study course through the OnSite Global Consulting, through which students spend four to six weeks performing on-site research and analysis of firms and NGOs internationally before presenting their findings to both U.S.-based and overseas senior management teams. The Healthcare Initiative is another diverse aspect of the Tuck MBA, bringing resources and industry leaders from across Dartmouth and beyond to help Tuck students become thought leaders in the healthcare space.

Other MBA Degree Options

The Tuck School of Business offers only the MBA degree, and the only route for attaining it is the full-time, two-year program. However, Tuck does provide four joint-degree options within Dartmouth: the MD/MBA, MPH/MBA, MEM/MBA and PhD/MBA. Six dual degrees—the MBA/MAIR, MBA/MALD, MBA/MELP, MBA/MPA, MBA/MPA/ID and MBA/MPP—are also offered in conjunction with other institutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

First-Year Curriculum

Summer
Analytics I
Management Communication
Financial Accounting
Managing People
Managerial Economics

Fall
Capital Markets
Analytics II
Crafting Strategy
Marketing

Winter
Corporate Finance
Global Economics for Managers
Electives

Spring
First-Year Project
Operations Management
Managing Organizations
Electives

Degree Offerings at Tuck

Full-time MBA
www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/

Joint Degrees within Dartmouth College
MD/MBA, MPH/MBA, PhD/MBA, MEM/MBA
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/academic-experience/joint-and-dual-degrees

Dual Degrees with other institutions
MBA/MAIR, MBA/MALD, MBA/MELP, MBA/MPA, MBA/MPA/ID, MBA/MPP
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/academic-experience/joint-and-dual-degrees

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences & Competitions

Despite the school’s small size, Tuck students can engage in over 70 student groups on campus. Club focuses include professional, cultural, special and athletic interests. The school also supports a relatively large number of social interest and volunteering initiatives such as the Tuck Ambassador Program and Tuck Community Consulting. Students interested in event organizing and volunteering have opportunities both in the Hanover community, through events such as Tuck Volunteers, and more broadly through conferences such as the Women in Business Conference.

Each year, Tuck hosts a range of conferences; some notable examples are the Diversity Conference and the Private Equity Conference. MBA students can also take part in a number of competitions both within the school and on a national level. These include the Venture Capital Investment Competition, Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum, and the Negotiation Challenge, to name a few.

Campus Spaces

Dartmouth’s picturesque New England campus also houses the Tuck campus, which is comprised of 11 connected buildings. Three key academic buildings are the Murdough Center, Tuck Hall and Byrne Hall. The school describes itself as having a “residential program,” and so its three residence halls are active places in which to build a community. Tuck students may opt to live in Dartmouth’s graduate housing or can choose to live in both on- and off-campus apartments; unlike at many other leading programs, many students choose to live on campus.

MBA Careers

Career Services

Career Services at Tuck offers students ample opportunities to investigate new careers and find leading management positions in line with their existing career interests. On-campus recruiting begins in the winter term for first-year students and in the fall for second-years. During this time the office hosts workshops and panels, job postings and company briefings, and it also organizes global career trips for student organizations with professional focuses on a particular industry or region.

Tuck students benefit from individual counseling from Career Advisers, who bring diverse experience from a range of industries to guide Tuck students in their career choices. In addition to alumni networking support, Tuck-specific resources are available for both full-time employment and internship seekers, such as the Maynard Internship Program. Students can also find nonprofit internship information and funding through Tuck GIVES and the Revers Board Fellows.

Career Statistics

Graduates of the Class of 2023 received a median base salary of $175,000 in their post-MBA roles, with a median signing bonus of $30,000. Forty-six percent of the class chose to work in consulting. Financial services followed with 23% of graduates, and technology drew 14% of the class. The healthcare/pharma/biotech and consumer goods/retail industries drew 6% of the class each.

Fifty-three percent of 2023 Tuck graduates took post-MBA positions in the Northeastern U.S., lending credence to the trend that graduates often find work in the region where their school is located. The second highest percentage of Tuck graduates, 14%, opted to move to the West Coast and 10% settled in the Midwest U.S. Five percent headed abroad for work.

Financing

Tuition for the Tuck MBA program is $77,520 for the 2023-2024 academic year.  However, the school notes that students will incur several other costs, such as expenses for books and supplies, housing, and health and general spending.  Due to slight differences in estimated costs for first- and second-year students, the total estimated yearly cost for first-year students is $120,004 while the total cost for second-year students is placed at $123,701.

Applicants are automatically considered for Tuck scholarships upon submitting a completed application.  U.S. citizens and permanent residents can pay for their education through federal loans, and Tuck provides loan options that do not require a U.S. co-borrower for international applicants.

Cost of Attendance (Academic Year 2023-24, Class of 2025)

Tuition $77,520

Books & Supplies $1,500

Housing

  • On Campus $14,750
  • Off Campus $18,000

Program Fee $5,201

Miscellaneous Living Expenses

  • On Campus $16,870
  • Off Campus $17,925

Health Insurance $4,163

Totals

On Campus $120,004

Off Campus $124,309

Contact

Mailing Address:
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College
100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3162
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tuck.dartmouth.edu
Blog: http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/blog
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