The 10 Best Business Schools in America to Get an MBA

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- September is the month students across the country head back to school. For college seniors looking to go into the financial world after graduating, this is the last year they can bolster their academic credentials before heading to business school for an advanced degree.

Not all post graduate degree programs are created equal, however, as the U.S. News & Report annual ranking of the top business schools in the country shows.

Using weighted criteria ranging from peer and recruiter assessments, to graduate's mean salary and employment rates, U.S. News & World Report ranked 127 of the 453 business programs they surveyed between the fall of 2013 and early 2014.

So as the next Carl Icahns, Jamie Dimons and Warren Buffetts matriculate into business schools, here is U.S. News & World Report's list of the top 10 business schools in the country:

10. New York University (Stern)

Tuition: $57,468 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
747
Number of Students Admitted:
56
Admissions Rate: 5%

9. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Tuition: $58,935 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
717
Number of Students Admitted:
280
Admission Rate: 20.8%

8. Columbia University

Tuition: $60,720 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
716
Number of Students Admitted:
1044
Admission Rate:
18.1%

7. University of California - Berkeley (Haas)

Tuition: $51,412 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
717
Number of Students Admitted:
241
Admission Rate:
6.8%

6. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Tuition: $59,085 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
715
Number of Students Admitted:
652
Admission Rate:
11.7%

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Tuition: $61,152 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
713
Number of Students Admitted:
406
Admission Rate:
9%

4. University of Chicago (Booth)

Tuition: $58,760 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
723
Number of Students Admitted:
581
Admission Rate: 7.8%

(Tied for) 1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Tuition: $59,736 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
725
Number of Students Admitted:
837
Admission Rate: 13.9%

(Tied for) 1. Stanford University

Tuition: $59,550 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
732
Number of Students Admitted:
406
Admission Rate:
5.7%

(Tied for)1. Harvard University

Tuition: $56,175 per year
Average GMAT of Students Admitted:
730
Number of Students Admitted:
935
Admission Rate:
9.8%

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