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Tuck Is #5 Among B-Schools

Some folks seems to think that the College is behind the 8-ball because we are small and rural and traditional; they advance those factors to justify Dartmouth’s decline. The proof that these arguments are just rationalizations for self-inflicted mediocrity comes each year at ranking time (and every day of the academic year) when you look at Tuck. Here is Forbes’ latest evaluation of MBA programs:

Forbes Tuck 2015 Comp.jpg

Tuck distinguishes itself from other schools by close contact between students and faculty, a unique emphasis on teamwork (easier said than done, what with all the alphas at the end of Tuck Mall) and a pursuit of innovation. Poets & Quants describes Tuck’s traditional high rank (up one this year):

Rounding out the top five schools are No. 3 Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, No. 4 Columbia Business School, and No. 5 Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, the only other school besides Harvard and Stanford to ever win first place in the Forbes ranking. Tuck won it twice in 2007 and 2005. Kellogg improved its standing by two spots, while Columbia moved up three places, and Tuck edged up one.

The result of Tuck’s focus on excellence is not only successful grads and success in the rankings, but incomparable loyalty among alumni — as evidenced by off-the-charts alumni giving. There was an Ivy League college that could once make the same claim.


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