Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class Of 2024: Another GMAT Record

Tuck Class of 2024 MBAs paint murals during a team-building exercise at Managing People, a special Tuck launch session led by professors Adam Kleinbaum and Dan Feiler. Fold the photo

It goes without saying that an Ivy League school is a special place. But in several key areas, according to its recently released MBA class profile, Dartmouth College’s business school adds to its uniqueness by remaining at the forefront of higher education.

The Tuck School of Business’ MBA class of 2024 continues the school’s long history in Hanover, New Hampshire, at the forefront of gender inclusion, with 45% women in the new class joining the last year’s cohort with 46% women. During this time, the school increased its percentage of American minorities to 31%, increased its internationals (including dual citizens and US permanent residents) to 43%, and increased its LGBTQ contingent to 7% – all markers more than respectable among its peers in the US Top 10.

Although the Tuck School does not disclose application volume, most other US B schools are experiencing application declines, primarily on the domestic front; assuming the same is true for Dartmouth, the above metrics are all the more impressive – as is his other significant achievement in the new class: a record average score of 726 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test , the second year in a row, Tuck has reported a new record.


Pat Harrison: “We couldn’t be more excited” about the new MBA class. Fold the photo

“We have recruited a gifted class of students who are incredibly intelligent but also curious,” Amy Mitson, Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing, says in a blog post announcing the new class. “I can’t wait to see where their curiosity will take them as they challenge themselves, take on new challenges and grow as leaders and people.”

Like the applications, Tuck does not disclose its acceptance rate, but the school has consistently been among the highest acceptance rates in the top 10. Its class size, however, is among the smallest each year, and this year it has fallen slightly, to 287 from 294.

The new Tuck class has a very diverse background, like those that came before it. Growth occurred in several categories: number of unique employers: 227 to 232; length of professional experience: 65 months to 67; number of undergraduate majors: 72 to 76. Students with advanced degrees increased from 11% to 12% of the class; those with undergraduate STEM majors rose from 28% to 30% and business majors from 27% to 28%. Only majors in the humanities have decreased, although they are still a plurality, to 41% against 45%.

Students with partners increased from 25% to 31%, while students with children increased from 5% to 4%. However, those who are the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university fell from 16% to 11%.

“From Blackhawk helicopter pilot to lead ballet dancer to entrepreneurial physicians, the breadth of experience offered by these students is remarkable,” says Pat Harrison, director of admissions, assessment and performance. “We couldn’t be more excited for them to invest in each other and learn from each other, creating bonds that last well beyond their two years in Hannover.”


In addition to the new record GMAT score, Tuck’s new MBA class equals the graduate diploma exam averages for the class of 2023 (162 verbal, 162 quant) and also carries an average GPA of 3.52, statistically insignificant below last year’s school record of 3.54. The range of GPAs reported by the entering class is again fun to contemplate, as someone with a 2.7 was admitted – much like last year when someone entered Tuck with a 2.6.

In terms of career path, the largest group of Tuck’s Class of 2023 arriving last year was consulting (25%), followed by finance (20%), technology (14%), organizations at Nonprofit/Government (9%), Consumer Goods/Retail (8%), “Other” (7%), Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech (6%), Energy (5%), Media /entertainment (3%) and manufacturing (2%). This year, financial services take the top spot (24%), followed by consulting (23%), nonprofits/government (11%), technology (10%), healthcare (10%). %), “others” (7%). consumer goods retail (6%) and, with 3% each, energy, media/entertainment and manufacturing.

Lawrence Mur’ray of Tuck says he’s excited to meet the new class, his first as executive director of admissions and financial aid.

“It’s a privilege to join Tuck along with such an impressive class,” Mur’ray said. “I look forward to personally meeting the T’24s, learning what makes them a great fit for Tuck, and partnering with them in the coming year to recruit Tuck’s next great class.”


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