What are the Top Business Schools in America?

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KnowledgeLooking to further your education? We've compiled a list of the top 6 business schools in the United States. These schools provide the best MBA programs in the nation. Check out the slideshow to find out more information about these top schools and the average salary of their graduates. How much does the average graduate from the nation's top MBA program earn? Click to find out.

6. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

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Dartmouth (Tuck)Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
Average GMAT Score: 719
Size: 280 students

Bio: The smallest school on this list by almost half, Tuck certainly manages to punch above it's weight with business schools. The average graduate from this school clears $189K a year, a healthy take home pay. While they have a solid one year MBA program, the school also focuses extensively on offering shorter programs for executives and recent graduates from the college. With a full time faculty of only 46 this is one of the highest student to faculty ratios among the top business schools.

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5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

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Northwestern (Kellogg)Location: Evanston, Illinois
Average GMAT Score: 708
Size: 658 students

Bio: Established in 1908, Kellogg is a leader in partnering with schools in other countries. With campuses in Chicago and Miami, as well as partnerships in China, Singapore, France, India, and numerous other countries the Kellogg brand is very international. With average student earnings of $176K a year, Kellogg is the lowest paying for graduates but that is still definitely nothing to sneeze at, particularly considering the international tie ins and experience available.

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4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

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Pennsylvania (Wharton)Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Average GMAT Score: 725
Size: 845 students

Bio: Founded in 1881, the Wharton Business School is one of the world's most published and cited business schools. A thought leader for generations, the undergraduate program here has regularly ranked number one in the United States. Graduates in 2012 could expect to earn $205K, showing the value the market places on people who attend Wharton. The oldest business school in the United States, the history of this school is a legacy in and of itself.
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3. Harvard University (Harvard Business School)

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Harvard UniversityLocation: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Average SAT Score: 2253
Size: 27,392 students

Bio: Without a doubt the most well known prestigious university in the world, Harvard University was established 1636. This private university has seen numerous students go on to become presidents and other very well known public figures. The school is also a development ground of numerous titans of business. With an average 2012 salary of $205K the graduates of this school definitely aren't hurting in terms of earnings potential.

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2. University of Chicago (Booth)

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Chicago (Booth)Location: Chicago, Illinois
Average GMAT Score: 715
Size: 579 students

Bio:Established in 1898, this private business school is the second oldest in the United States. With the average MBA graduate from this school bringing in $200K a year it is definitely living up to its heritage. With a student to faculty ratio of only 3:1 this school works at providing a lot of 1 on 1 for their students. The acceptance rate is a fair bit higher than other schools on this list at 22%, but expect that to change as the school continues to deliver a best in class degree.

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1. Stanford University (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

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Stanford UniversityLocation: Palo Alto, California
Average SAT Score: 2218
Size: 15,870 students

Bio: One of the most prestigious universities in the world, Stanford was founded in 1891. A leader among business schools, the average 2012 salary for graduates from this school was $221K, not a bad deal when the tuition costs $118K. With an acceptance rate of only 7% it's not the easiest school to get into. Located right next to Silicon Valley, many graduates from this school find themselves moving into the technology industry.

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