Dartmouth Tuck School of Business

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Founded in 1900, Tuck is the nation’s first graduate school of management. Closely emulated by other business schools, Tuck’s curriculum became known as the “Tuck Pattern,” which combined liberal arts with economics and finance while maintaining focus on general business management principles.  Today the Pattern is combined with the global and green initiatives that propel the world of business.

Tuck has one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios of any graduate school of business in the nation, which gives professors the opportunity to know students as individuals. In fact, the school is adding even more faculty members so they are able to lecture in small-scale seminars. Tuck’s students are supported in their drive to succeed, but not at the expense of someone else. No cutthroat tactics or laughing when someone messes up. Not here. At Tuck, students watch out for each other.

Environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and integrated profitability are the elements that Tuck calls the “triple bottom line,” that define the overall program. Each year the student-run Business and Society Conference brings together a variety of participants from Fortune 500 companies to locally focused nonprofits. Presentations cover topics from fiscal risk inherent in climate change to investing in clean technologies.

Tuck’s curriculum is continually evolving and purposely flexible, allowing students to choose electives according to their interests and career map. First-year students attend a 32-week core curriculum in general management. Although this core is longer than those at other MBA schools, its flexibility allows the students to focus on their areas of interest.

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Contact Information

Tuck School of Business Administration

100 Tuck Hall

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: (603) 646 -8825

Email: tuck.admissions@dartmouth.edu

Application Deadlines

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 1 Consortium Round 2 Consortium
Application deadline Oct 07 Jan 06 Mar 30 Oct 15 Jan 05
Decision Notification Dec 12 Mar 12 May 07 Dec 12 Mar 12

* Letters of Recommendation 

* Deadlines are for the 2019-2020 application season.

** Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships must complete the Application for Tuck School of Business Scholarships by the above deadline.

*** 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. 

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST


Admissions Criteria

Class size: 287

Average undergrad GPA: 3.49

Average GMAT: 722

Average work experience (years): 5.3

Student Body

Women: 45%

Minorities: 20%

International: 36%

Average age: –