Tuck interviews are typically 30 to 45 minutes. Typically, the interviewer is a second year student, but on occasion you will be interviewed by an admissions staff member. Unlike most schools, Tuck allows anyone who visits campus to interview. Since Tuck is in a very remote location in New Hampshire, Tuck wants to see that you are committed to the school and are willing to travel to campus. Tuck does extend interview invites to a few select candidates who did not self-initiate an interview, but it is very rare. A member of the admission committee told me that slightly over half the candidates self-initiate an interview.
I highly recommend you self-initiate an Tuck interview on campus, because if you don’t then you put yourself at a huge disadvantage. While visiting campus, visit a class and go on a tour. It is a great way for you to gather material for your essays.
Here is a list of the most common questions asked during a Tuck interview. I also included the probability that each question is asked based on Clear Admit interview reports.
Tuck Interview Questions
- Why Tuck? – (100%)
- Walk me through your resume – (82%)
- Do you have any questions for me? – (76%)
- What are your short-term and long-term goals? – (71%)
- Why an MBA or why now? – (65%)
- Tell me about a challenge, conflict or difficult situation at work? How did you deal with it? – (59%)
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? – (29%)
- What kind of leader are you or how do you interact in a group? – (29%)
- What extracurricular activities do you plan to participate in at Tuck? – (29%)
- What are your three biggest strengths? – (29%)
- What is your biggest weakness, or three biggest weaknesses? – (29%)
- What would you contribute to Tuck? – (29%)
- Tell me about yourself – (18%)
- Are there any questions you wish I had asked you? – (18%)
- What are your other interests or passions? – (18%)
- If you attend Tuck, how would your classmates describe you? – (12%)
I interviewed back in December and most if not all of the questions I was asked are on this list. My Tuck interview was with a second year student. He was friendly and laid back. We chatted a little before and after the interview.
Check out my new MBA Interview Guide.