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Tuck School of Business – Dartmouth College - MBA

Tuck School of Business MBA Program Structure

The lone Tuck School of Business MBA offering is a traditional, full-time, two-year program. The near 300 students in the program are broken up into large groups of 60 to 70 students through the first fall term. Those groups are then broken down even further to five-to-six per study group. The program’s quarter schedule features three terms of class and a summer term, which is usually reserved for internships.

To fully complete the program, students must complete 46.5 credits in the first year, and 36 is the second for a total of 82.5 credits.


Students start their MBA schedule with the two-week long Tuck Launch program, which takes place early August prior to the start of the first academic year. First year students officially begin courses in late-August, a couple weeks prior to second-year students. The bulk of courses in the first year are required core courses. During the spring, first-year students must complete the First-Year Project, which is a five-student consulting project.

Second-year students may choose from over 100 electives and must complete a minimum of 12 full-term course. Students in the second year also have the opportunity to study abroad with many of Tuck’s international exchange programs, which includes universities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 12 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 2
• Forbes: 6
• Financial Times: 15
• The Economist: 12

Class Profile

A total of 289 students are enrolled in the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Class of 2022, 49 percent of which are women. An estimated 37 percent of the class is made up of international students, and 22 percent are U.S. minority students.

Among these students, the average GMAT score was 720, and the undergraduate GPA was 3.48. The average work experience of new students was 5.3 years.

Career Statistics

The most recent Tuck School of Business employment report revealed that MBA graduates from the school earn a mean base salary of $139,046 and an average signing bonus of $30,902. The median signing bonus figure, however, was $25,000. 88 percent of MBA grads earned a signing bonus, ranging anywhere from $3,000 to a staggering $90,000.

Within three months of earning the degree, about 98 percent of Tuck MBA holders were offered jobs, with 92 percent accepting new roles. The majority of hires were in consulting (38 percent), financial services (24 percent), and technology (19 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The annual base tuition for the Dartmouth MBA is currently $77,520. With other costs, including books, supplies, and fees, among others, the total cost is $112,000 for first-year students living on campus.

All U.S. students qualify for an annual direct unsubsidized loan for $20,500 from the U.S. Department of Education. The current interest rate is 4.3 percent. Those that need more financial assistance than the unsubsidized loan can provide are eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan, which has a current interest rate of 5.3 percent. Private, international, and school-direct loans are also eligible for those that qualify.

The Tuck School of Business offers multiple scholarship and fellowship opportunities, including through the Forté Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. armed services members and veterans.


In order to apply for the Dartmouth MBA program, the following must be submitted:

• A completed online application form
• A non-refundable $250 application fee
• Academic transcripts
• GMAT/GRE scores (no minimum score required)
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• Essays
• Resume
• Two letters of reference

All applicants admitted to Tuck will interview prior to an admissions offer. All applicants who submit their complete application, including Letters of Reference by September 1, 2020, or October 1, 2020 if applying to Tuck through the Consortium, are guaranteed a virtual admissions interview. For applicants who submit their application after September 1, 2020, or after October 1, 2020 if applying to Tuck through the Consortium, virtual interviews are offered by invitation only. After review of your application, Tuck will invite you to interview if they believe it will help them learn more about how you demonstrate Tuck’s admissions criteria.

Application deadlines are as follows:

 Application DeadlineDecision ReleaseEnrollment Decision/Deposit Due
Round OneSeptember 28, 2020December 10, 2020February 15, 2021
Round TwoJanuary 4, 2021March 18, 2021April 26, 2021
Round ThreeMarch 29, 2021May 6, 2021May 28, 2021
Round FourRolling from April 1, 2021 to June 1, 2021Rolling from May 10, 2021 to July 1, 20212 weeks after admission offer date
Consortium Round OneOctober 15, 2020December 10, 2020February 15, 2021 or April 26, 2021
Consortium Round TwoJanuary 5, 2021March 18, 2021April 26, 2021

Working on your Tuck School of Business application? Check out the Clear Admit Tuck Essay Topic Analysis for advice on how to approach your essays.

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