Tuck Class of 2021 Surpasses School Records

The Tuck class of 2021 sets an all-time high for average GMAT score, highest percentage of U.S. minorities, and greatest international representation.

This year’s class profile for first-year students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business attests to the intellectual aptitude and curiosity fueling Tuck’s newest class and the diversity of pathways students take to the MBA program.

“We’ve enrolled a class of smart, diverse, and rising global leaders,” says Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid.

The average GMAT score for the class is 723, the highest in the school’s history. The GRE averages for the class (163 verbal, 161 quant) sustain last year’s all-time high. Also highly accomplished, first-year students come to Tuck from 227 unique employers, and have on average more than five years of professional experience. A mark of committed and curious learners, 15 percent of students in Tuck’s 2021 class hold other advanced degrees.

“Tuck students are motivated to learn from each other’s experiences and expertise, and we in admissions are excited by the breadth of perspectives our T’21s bring to the community,” Peña says. “Already students have begun to invest in one another. We look forward to seeing them thrive and develop meaningfully as leaders.”

We’ve enrolled a class of smart, diverse, and rising global leaders.

The 284 students of Tuck’s 2021 class represent 45 countries by citizenship—the greatest number of countries represented by a single class in the school’s history. The 2021 class also set a new record for the highest percentage of U.S. minorities (24 percent).

Including dual citizens and U.S. permanent residents, 38 percent of the class is international. Tuck also remains among the leading MBA programs in enrolling the most women students. For the 2019-20 academic year, women comprise 42 percent of the first-year class and 45 percent of the second-year class.

Learn more about the class of 2021 by visiting the online class profile.

Class Profile 2021