The Ivy Coach Daily

August 23, 2021

Dartmouth Tuck MBA Class Sets GMAT Record

It was a very competitive year in admissions at Tuck for the Class of 2023.

Interested in applying to Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business next year? If so, you might be interested in this past year’s admissions figures for the Class of 2023. After all, Tuck set a new GMAT benchmark for its incoming class. With an average GMAT score of 724, the Class of 2023 blew away last year’s average of 720 and bested its all-time record of 723 which was set for the Class of 2019. And for those students who submitted GRE scores in lieu of GMAT scores, Tuck tied its previous record of 324. The average GPA was also a new benchmark for the Class of 2023 at 3.54 (up significantly from the previous record of 3.48 for the Class of 2021). And just who earned admission to Dartmouth’s graduate business school? Wonder no more!

As Marc Ethier reports for Poets & Quants in a piece entitled “New Record GMAT Average For Dartmouth Tuck MBA Class Of 2023,” “Tuck…maintained its status as a place where women are on almost equal footing with their male colleagues and saw big improvements in other key areas. Dartmouth’s MBA Class of 2023 will be 46% women, making Tuck one of the very few schools where such an impressive total is a decline from a previous mark. Still, 46% is likely to be a higher proportion than most of the other top-25 schools, barring huge improvements in this fall’s numbers…Tuck, which enrolled its biggest class ever at 294 students (up from last year’s 289), got a little less diverse, however, based on its U.S. minorities in the new class: As a percentage of all students, the total declined from 22% to 21%; as a percentage of all U.S. students, it dropped to 29% from 32%. International representation grew to 41% from 37%, but the number of countries represented by citizenship dropped to 35 from 47. In terms of background, the number of undergraduate majors declined from 75 to 72, with most once again coming from the arts/humanities (45%, down from 49%), with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree holders flat at 28% and business degree holders growing slightly to 27% from 23%. The number of advanced degree holders in the class declined from 16% last year to 11%.”

And how about their work experience? As Ethier reports, “The biggest group in the Class of 2021 that arrived at Tuck last year came from financial services backgrounds (25%), followed by consulting (24%), nonprofit/government (15%), and tech (9%). Seven percent hailed from the consumer goods/retail sector, while 5% came from healthcare/pharma/biotech, and 5% from media and entertainment. In the Class of 2023, the order for the top four is consulting (25%), finance (20%), technology (14%), nonprofit/government (9%), consumer goods/retail (8%), “other” (7%), healthcare/pharma/biotech (6%), energy (5%), media/entertainment (3%), and manufacturing (2%).”

Congratulations to all students who earned admission to the Tuck School of Business Class of 2021 in what was clearly a very competitive year in admissions for the Hanover, New Hampshire-based institution! Well done.

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