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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 19:39
10 miles - oh dear! I'm a city kid without a car and I was hoping to make it through b-school by relying on my trusty old bike. so there's seriously no 2nd year accommodation within walking distance or a bus ride away?

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I am likely in. I visited Hanover a few weeks ago. This school is very unique. Make sure that you can handle it before you apply. Coming from a big state school, I felt that the personal attention and the inability to hide or have privacy may be a refreshing experience. Also, culturally, I definitely fit in at Tuck.

The only downside to keep in mind is that 2nd years are not eligible for on-campus housing. A lot of 2nd years literally live like 10+ miles from campus in the middle of the wilderness and have to drive in to Hanover. You will need a 4WD vehicle for your 2nd year.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 19:44
There is - but its very limited and in high demand. You can forget about bike riding with the amount of snow that Hanover gets. Tuck is truly in a rural location. For many Tuck students, they look at it as "one of the last times in my life that I'll get a chance to live in the country".

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10 miles - oh dear! I'm a city kid without a car and I was hoping to make it through b-school by relying on my trusty old bike. so there's seriously no 2nd year accommodation within walking distance or a bus ride away?

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I am likely in. I visited Hanover a few weeks ago. This school is very unique. Make sure that you can handle it before you apply. Coming from a big state school, I felt that the personal attention and the inability to hide or have privacy may be a refreshing experience. Also, culturally, I definitely fit in at Tuck.

The only downside to keep in mind is that 2nd years are not eligible for on-campus housing. A lot of 2nd years literally live like 10+ miles from campus in the middle of the wilderness and have to drive in to Hanover. You will need a 4WD vehicle for your 2nd year.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 08:38
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There is - but its very limited and in high demand. You can forget about bike riding with the amount of snow that Hanover gets. Tuck is truly in a rural location. For many Tuck students, they look at it as "one of the last times in my life that I'll get a chance to live in the country".

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10 miles - oh dear! I'm a city kid without a car and I was hoping to make it through b-school by relying on my trusty old bike. so there's seriously no 2nd year accommodation within walking distance or a bus ride away?

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I am likely in. I visited Hanover a few weeks ago. This school is very unique. Make sure that you can handle it before you apply. Coming from a big state school, I felt that the personal attention and the inability to hide or have privacy may be a refreshing experience. Also, culturally, I definitely fit in at Tuck.

The only downside to keep in mind is that 2nd years are not eligible for on-campus housing. A lot of 2nd years literally live like 10+ miles from campus in the middle of the wilderness and have to drive in to Hanover. You will need a 4WD vehicle for your 2nd year.


I've visited Dartmouth as an undergrad when I was there for debate tourneys in January and February (!!)...I saw the snow/ruralness as a necessary inconvenience so they won't be too much of a dealbreaker for me!

I'm going to try and go again prior to admitting my application but am not sure how easily that will happen!

There are some schools like MIT and Columbia that really want you to visit, show the love if you will - do you think Tuck is one of them?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 08:42
Without a doubt, Tuck is one of them. They allow self-initiated interviews and it is highly recommended that you visit Hanover for a day and complete one.

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I've visited Dartmouth as an undergrad when I was there for debate tourneys in January and February (!!)...I saw the snow/ruralness as a necessary inconvenience so they won't be too much of a dealbreaker for me!

I'm going to try and go again prior to admitting my application but am not sure how easily that will happen!

There are some schools like MIT and Columbia that really want you to visit, show the love if you will - do you think Tuck is one of them?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 10:55
Oh that's right - I forgot about the self-initiated interview! :lol: I guess that will take care of both the visit and the interview....
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Without a doubt, Tuck is one of them. They allow self-initiated interviews and it is highly recommended that you visit Hanover for a day and complete one.

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I've visited Dartmouth as an undergrad when I was there for debate tourneys in January and February (!!)...I saw the snow/ruralness as a necessary inconvenience so they won't be too much of a dealbreaker for me!

I'm going to try and go again prior to admitting my application but am not sure how easily that will happen!

There are some schools like MIT and Columbia that really want you to visit, show the love if you will - do you think Tuck is one of them?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 10:58
Several posts have pointed out the ratio of married to non-married students...are there stats anywhere on what percentage of students are married? didn't see any on the website and am curious :)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 13:43
Students with Partners: 42%
Students with Children: 10%

Based on general conversations, I've been told the majority of those on campus with "partners", are married. I've nothing against married people naturally, but I do feel this has an impact on the school culture. Whether the impact is perceived to be positive or negative is for you to decide :-D

http://www.tuck.edu/pdf/t08-class-profile.pdf
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 14:54
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Students with Partners: 42%
Students with Children: 10%

Based on general conversations, I've been told the majority of those on campus with "partners", are married. I've nothing against married people naturally, but I do feel this has an impact on the school culture. Whether the impact is perceived to be positive or negative is for you to decide :-D

http://www.tuck.edu/pdf/t08-class-profile.pdf


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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 15:19
wow that's a lot!
I agree - that can impact the school culture quite a bit. Hmm...

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Students with Partners: 42%
Students with Children: 10%

Based on general conversations, I've been told the majority of those on campus with "partners", are married. I've nothing against married people naturally, but I do feel this has an impact on the school culture. Whether the impact is perceived to be positive or negative is for you to decide :-D

http://www.tuck.edu/pdf/t08-class-profile.pdf


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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 08:29
Hey all... will mostly be putting in an app. as well.. So far in my research Ive found it to be very good general management school and with some strategy and consulting electives.. should get to where I want career wise.. I hope I am write about the above assumption. Can someone pls. share some info. on how good the consulting program is?? and how is the job scene for internship and post MBA?
Also, as a n international student from a very warm tropical climate wondering how bad the transition would be :)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 21:37
isn't new hampshire really cold in winter? what's there to do at Darthmouth?
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 08:19
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Reapplicant here.

BTW, Solaris and others who are on the fence, I would strongly encourage you to visit. Tuck is a love it or chuck it kind of place. I visited, and since I have a family, I found it a great place for a family with a kid. Being international, my spouse anyway will not be able to work in US ( lack of work opportunity for spouse is a major concern for many US students while chosing Tuck). Dartmouth moreover offers free audit of classes for the students' spouses.


But it is very easy not to like the place too. One must take into account that one will spend at least 20 months there. It is really remote. I had never visited US countryside before and I was up for a shock ( for example after getting off the bus at White River Junction at 7:00 pm, I was the ONLY person walking, it was creepy). During one day ( the day after I reached) that I was there I bumped into many guys in a pub whom I saw at school in the morning. So, it is either the same set of people everywhere or the dark forest and the long road.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 09:36
Dartmouth has been on my list of favorites for quite awhile now. The one thing that has always bothered me is the incredibly high percentage of people who are married/and/or have kids. The holier than thou types my slag me off for saying this, but I'm a 25 year old single guy..I also want to have some fun in bschool (single guy fun 8-) )

I do however know that the drinking culture at Dartmouth (Tuck very much included) is quite extreme :twisted:
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 10:10
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I do however know that the drinking culture at Dartmouth (Tuck very much included) is quite extreme :twisted:


The movie Animal House is based on the undergrad experiences of a Dartmouth fraternity member. So, if Tuck MBA students are anything close to similar I'd say you hit the drinking culture assessment dead on! :lol:
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 10:15
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isn't new hampshire really cold in winter? what's there to do at Darthmouth?


Temp wise I would say its along the lines of Chicago, slightly colder than Boston. However, it is in the mountains so its snowy.

I was told everyone plays hockey...no joke, the majority of the students are on one of the hockey teams. Even people who have never skated before.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 16:22
A lot of people seem to be saying that Tuck has really stellar consulting placements, but I was wondering if anyone knew how many people actually get into McKinsey, BCG, and Bain out of the ~70 or so who go into consulting. I think there was some info about this on BW forums, but the guy who posted it subsequently deleted all his comments, so I've lost the info.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 16:28
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I also want to have some fun in bschool (single guy fun 8-) )
I do however know that the drinking culture at Dartmouth (Tuck very much included) is quite extreme :twisted:


I'm with you on that VictoryMBA, nothing wrong with wanting to have a bit of fun. Don't forget that there isn't much to do for the students in the Graduate Arts & Sciences school and the Medical School in Hanover either :-D
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 17:52
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I also want to have some fun in bschool (single guy fun 8-) )
I do however know that the drinking culture at Dartmouth (Tuck very much included) is quite extreme :twisted:


I'm with you on that VictoryMBA, nothing wrong with wanting to have a bit of fun. Don't forget that there isn't much to do for the students in the Graduate Arts & Sciences school and the Medical School in Hanover either :-D


I've actually heard that there isn't a tremendous amount of interaction between the different graduate schools at Dartmouth. You will have some dual degree students enrolled at Tuck who can introduce you to their friends, but beyond that I don't think theres very many formal events.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 21:22
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...but I'm a 25 year old single guy..I also want to have some fun in bschool (single guy fun 8-) )


hear ya loud & clear buddy...here's to both of us workin the dartmouth scene in '09 :)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 21:25
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I also want to have some fun in bschool (single guy fun 8-) )
I do however know that the drinking culture at Dartmouth (Tuck very much included) is quite extreme :twisted:


I'm with you on that VictoryMBA, nothing wrong with wanting to have a bit of fun. Don't forget that there isn't much to do for the students in the Graduate Arts & Sciences school and the Medical School in Hanover either :-D


I've actually heard that there isn't a tremendous amount of interaction between the different graduate schools at Dartmouth. You will have some dual degree students enrolled at Tuck who can introduce you to their friends, but beyond that I don't think theres very many formal events.


I'm sure it's not that hard to "interact" with students from the other grad programs. I mean you'll all be going to the same 3 bars on main street. I don't think there needs to be formal functions to meet people from the other programs. It's a really small town - there's not many people and there's not much to do. You could probably see a hot girl from arts and sciences one night, chicken out and not go up to her, then see her again a week later and get a second shot.
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