Tuck School of Business

Tuck school of business

About the School

The Tuck School of Business was founded in 1900 as the world’s first graduate school of management. It is one of the three professional schools of Dartmouth College. Tuck MBA is consistently known as the strong general management program and its students are known for their teamwork and leadership qualities.

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age 28
International Participants 37%
Gender 49% (Women)
Average Work Experience 63 Months
Average Salary $170,000

The Tuck School offers only a single degree and that is its two-year, full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA). The course is crafted in a way that allows students to specialize within the MBA in finance, marketing and others but this specialization is not required for graduation.

Tuck scholarship awards are sponsored by Tuck alumni, corporations, and non-profit foundations. Candidates do not require to fill out a separate application process for the scholarships. These scholarships range from $10,000 to full tuition with the average being $26,415.

Candidates should note that these scholarships are automatically renewed in the second year, provided that a satisfactory academic record is maintained throughout the first year.

Financial Aid: Only students who are admitted into the MBA program should submit financial aid applications. The key financial aid deadlines are:

Application Round
FAFSA/International Application for Financial Aid Due

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Mar 5, 2021
Round 2 Mar 26, 2021
Round 3 May 14, 2021
Round 1 Consortium Mar 5, 2021
Round 2 Consortium Mar 26, 2021

For more information, kindly visit: https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/finance-your-degree

Check out the industries that Tuck MBA candidates choose and get recruited into:

Industry Percentage
Consulting 38
Financial services 24
Technology 19
Health care, pharma, biotech 5
Manufacturing 4
Consumer goods, retail 4
Real estate 2

Want to know more about careers and salary packages at Tuck? Click the link to know more: https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/uploads/content/tuck_employment_report.pdf

The Tuck Experience

Notable Alumni

Christopher A. Sinclair

Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser

Janet L. Robinson

Ex-President and CEO of The New York Times

Peter R. Dolan

Chairman and CEO of Gemin X Pharmaceuticals

Tuck School of Business MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Tuck School of Business MBA admission office are described below.

Candidates are required to write their own essays that reflect clear and genuine thought. Use of essay writing services violates Tuck’s admissions policies.

The essay questions are as follows:

Essay 1: Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck?
Word limit: 300 words

Essay 2: Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are.
Word limit: 300 words

Essay 3: Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed.
Word limit: 300 words

Optional: Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere (e.g., atypical choice of evaluators, factors affecting academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.
Word limit: 300 words

To be completed by all reapplicants: How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally.
Word limit: 300 words

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Sep 28, 2020
Round 2 Jan 4, 2021
Round 3 Mar 29, 2021

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Candidates must submit two recommendation letters and those reapplying should submit only one letter from a reference who did not write to Tuck on your behalf last year. Kindly note that Tuck has adopted the questions posed by the Common Letter of Recommendation.

Letter of Reference Questions:

  • Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization. (50 words)
  • How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) (500 words)
  • Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (500 words)
  • Optional: Is there anything else we should know?

Here are some more tips about the letter of recommendation:

Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.

How a letter of recommendation should be written: The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work together.

How to send the letter of recommendation: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then a proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

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