Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

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Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: October 15, 2021.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $77,520

Acceptance Rate: 23%

Full-Time Enrollment: 573

Average GPA: 3.48

Median GMAT: 720

Median GRE: 320

International: 37%

Female: 49%

Male: 51%

Application Deadlines: *Round 1: September 28, 2020
Round 2: January 4, 2021
Round 3: March 29, 2021
Round 4: Rolling from April 1, 2021, to June 1, 2021
Round 1 Consortium†: October 15, 2020
Round 2 Consortium†: January 5, 2021
*All applicants who submit a complete application by September 1, 2020 are guaranteed an interview.
† Prospective students who are applying to Tuck through the Consortium, and submit a complete application by October 1, 2020 are guaranteed an interview. All prospective students who are applying to Tuck through the Consortium will receive two decisions; one from Tuck regarding their admission decision and a second from the Consortium regarding their membership decision.

The Tuck MBA: What You Need To Know

Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA produces curious and creative leaders, and they go about it by selecting an impressively diverse group of people and putting them through a top-notch program that goes beyond the traditional case-based approach.

After all, they have had much practice in this field as the world’s first Graduate School of Management, founded in 1900.

Because Tuck is located in the small town of Hanover, New Hampshire, students tend to socialize together, a reality that is intensified by the fact that more than half of first-year students live in halls of residence on campus, and the rest close by. Second years typically live off-campus, many in houses passed from generation to generation of Tuck students. For students who value the deep connections an MBA can offer, that could just be the icing on the cake.

Tuck also offers small cohorts and class sizes. By the time a student graduates from Tuck, he or she knows every single classmate who’s wearing a cap and gown at commencement.

The core curriculum of courses at Tuck are designed to develop the practical skills that leaders need to make decisions in the real world. The aim is for participants to learn to gather and analyze data, create a vision to inspire people, and acquire the skills to make it a reality.

The Tuck MBA provides coverage of key functional areas and disciplines: statistics and decision science, corporate finance and capital markets, managerial and global economics, marketing, organizational behavior and personal leadership, strategy, communications, and operations.

From day one, Tuck places a huge emphasis on developing leadership. Candidates get feedback on their style from their classmates, and each receives individualized coaching. Numerous electives focus on leadership, and aim to develop the qualities of confident humility, empathy, judgment, risk evaluation, and understanding what one does and does not know.

This focus on practical learning continues in the First-Year Project, a required course in which teams of students apply their first year’s learning to real-world issues of strategic importance for a client such as a multinational corporation, SME, or nonprofit.

All candidates also complete an experiential course in a different country, known as TuckGO. There are several ways to do this, including a Global Insight Expedition led by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the country, which involves meeting locals and local businesspeople. Alternatively, some do their First-Year Project overseas, working on an on-site consulting project outside the U.S. or completing a one-term exchange with a foreign partner school.

In their second-year, students can use their independent study option to deep-dive into an area that interests them. Topics have included Contemporary News Media, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Exploring the Financial Interactions Between Artists and Art Consumers/Financiers. Second years also choose from over 100 electives and are required to take at least one “minicourse” exploring ethics and business.

Prospective students can expect to submit GRE/GMAT scores, their resume, essay questions, letters of reference, and interviews. All of these materials help Tuck choose an incoming batch of students who align with their values and are diverse by design.

Tuck MBA Rankings Data

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B-School SmackDown Reports:

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MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: HarvardStanford

Match Schools: ChicagoWhartonNorthwestern’s Kellogg SchoolMIT SloanBerkeley

Safety Schools: DukeVirginiaNew YorkMichiganYaleCornell

Note: MBA Program Consideration Set: If you believe you’re a close match to this school–based on your GMAT and GPA scores,  your age and work experience, you should look at these other competitive full-time MBA programs as well. We list them by stretch, match, and safety. These options are presented on the basis of brand image and ranking status as a general guideline.

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Contact Information

Location:
100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Admissions Office:
603-646-3162
School Social Media:

From Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business:

A Tuck MBA provides life-changing business knowledge in a personalized, immersive environment to support the pursuit of your goals and growth. Apply today for the Class of 2023 and take the first step in joining Tuck’s distinguished, supportive, and famously responsive global network.

At the heart of what Tuck does is our signature full-time, two-year MBA program that creates a rich, rewarding experience for each student, and our small scale program in Hanover allows us to promote our mission: to develop wise, decisive leaders who better the world through business.

There are so many elements that make a Tuck MBA distinct. From a distinctly immersive and highly individualized learning environment that encourages reflection and fosters personal development to an extraordinary and loyal alumni network of more than 10,000 leaders who are passionate and committed to giving back, a Tuck MBA allows for endless opportunities for personal growth and building meaningful relationships.

Get to know Tuck and our active, collaborative learning community.

Curriculum

With the core curriculum as your foundation and more than 100 electives to choose from, Tuck’s elective curriculum gives you the flexibility to chart your own path. And thanks to our small scale, students benefit from unparalleled access to faculty—in and out of the classroom.

Alumni

Our graduates are accomplished leaders focused on impact, leading top companies across industries and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We are proud to have more than 10,000 accomplished and accessible alumni leaders who are passionate and committed to giving back.

Careers

With our personalized approach to career support, and the world’s most responsive alumni network at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that our students achieve such great MBA employment success. Our talented career services team—comprised of industry experts—vast corporate network, and supportive alumni network combine to help you identify, measure, and execute on your career vision.

Quality of Life

Our beautiful campus in Hanover enriches life and offers unique opportunities to learn, reflect, and forge lifelong connections. The people...

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