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Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

There was a time that Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration was unquestionably the best graduate school of management in the world; founded in 1900, Tuck was the first graduate business school anywhere. And, while it may have necessarily fallen a couple of ticks in the rankings since its inception, Tuck remains one of the best business programs in the East. Offering only the MBA, Tuck focuses all its energies on developing talented general manager with strong quantitative and analytical backgrounds.
First year at Tuck begins with an Outward Bound-style orientation, followed by the Analysis for Managers module, which introduces students to Tuck's in-depth approach to case analysis and problem solving. A thirteen-course integrated core curriculum follows. Writes on students, "The integration of the entire experience is one of Tuck's great strengths. Faculty will co-teach a class if it applies to different areas". Many assignments, such as a three-day simulation exercise and a class consulting project, foster teamwork among first years. Tuck's trimester schedule moves things along pretty quickly. Says one students, "It is a tight schedule, but there is a respect fro the limits of the students and their need for a balanced lifestyle." Another disagrees, opining that "the workload is unnecessarily heavy." Second year is less stressful; explains one students, "First year is a heavy load but things ease up second year. The students support each other and help everyone through." The second-year curriculum allows students to choose from more than fifty full-credit electives as well as numerous half credit "minicourses." Independent study is also available, and students may choose to spend one semester studying overseas. For the extremely ambitious, the Tuck school and Dartmouth College offer several joint-degree options, including study in medicine, engineering, and international affairs (this last option is offered in conjunction with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts).

Tuck MBAs are unanimous in their praise of the faculty. Writes one, "The school's faculty is its most impressive aspect. They are tough and expect a lot, but they also care and spend many hours with students one-on-one or in review." Students also a appreciate the intimacy their small program provides, telling us that "From the dean down to the professors, everyone knows your name and you can suggest anything. No pretentiousness here."

Ranking: Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Top Business Schools  
Score 87
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.3
Acceptance rate (full-time) 16.0%
Recruiter assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.1
Average starting salary and bonus (full-time) $133,407
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.44
Average GMAT score (full-time) 712
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Graduates employed at graduation (full-time) 85.0%
Graduates employed three months after graduation (full-time) 93.6%
Total graduate business enrollment (full-time) 506

Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

Tuition and Financial Aid: Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Financial Aid Contact Information  
Financial aid director Diane Bonin
Financial aid phone (603) 646-0640
Financial Aid Availability  
Is college-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available? Yes
Fellowships available 0
Teaching assistantships available 0
Research assistantships available 0
Are international students eligible for college-funded aid? Yes
2008-2009 Expenses  
Tuition Full-time: $45,600 per year
Required fees $300 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $14,837
Average indebtedness of 2008 graduating class $90,654

MBA Career and Salary Statistics: Dartmouth College (Tuck)

School has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2008  
Total full-time graduates 243
Total full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 220
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Graduates employed at graduation (full-time) 85.0%
Graduates employed three months after graduation (full-time) 93.6%
Total Base Salary  
Total reporting base salary 185
Low base salary $65,000
Average base salary $110,305
High base salary $250,000
Base Salary: U.S. Citizens  
Low base salary: U.S. citizens $65,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $110,000
High base salary: U.S citizen $250,000
Base Salary: Foreign Nationals  
Low base salary: Foreign nationals $80,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $111,087
High base salary: Foreign nationals $167,177
Total Signing Bonus  
Total reporting signing bonus 163
Low signing bonus $3,000
Average signing bonus $26,220
High signing bonus $62,500
Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens  
Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $25,454
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $53,000
Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals  
Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $28,054
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $62,500
Total Other Compensation  
Total reporting other compensation 129
Low other compensation $1,000
Average other compensation $31,308
High other compensation $200,000
Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens  
Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $31,893
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $200,000
Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals  
Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $9,700
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $29,738
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $100,000
Base Salary by Occupation  
Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing / sales jobs 18
marketing / sales low salary $87,000
marketing / sales average salary $99,611
marketing / sales high salary $130,000
Number reporting Operations / production jobs 1
Operations / production low salary N/A
Operations / production average salary N/A
Operations / production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 20
General management low salary $85,000
General management average salary $110,250
General management high salary $165,000
Number reporting finance / accounting jobs 64
Finance low salary $65,000
Finance average salary $104,690
Finance high salary $250,000
Number reporting management information systems jobs N/A
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 69
Consulting low salary $80,000
Consulting average salary $119,549
Consulting high salary $167,177
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 12
Other occupations low salary $75,000
Other occupations average salary $104,125
Other occupations high salary $135,000
Base Salary by Industry  
Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting manufacturing industry jobs 2
Manufacturing industry low salary N/A
Manufacturing industry average salary N/A
Manufacturing industry high salary N/A
Number reporting service industry jobs N/A
Service industry low salary N/A
Service industry average salary N/A
Service industry high salary N/A
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2
Non-profit low salary N/A
Non-profit average salary N/A
Non-profit high salary N/A
Number reporting government jobs N/A
Government low salary N/A
Government average salary N/A
Government high salary N/A
Base Salary by Geographic Region  
Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 99
Northeast low salary $75,000
Northeast average salary $110,263
Northeast high salary $250,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 10
Middle Atlantic low salary $90,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $114,000
Middle Atlantic high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 4
South low salary $87,000
South average salary $111,750
South high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 15
Midwest low salary $92,500
Midwest average salary $106,333
Midwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 8
Southwest low salary $80,000
Southwest average salary $100,438
Southwest high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID,MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 25
West low salary $65,000
West average salary $106,680
West high salary $127,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 24
International low salary $80,000
International average salary $118,251
International high salary $167,177

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