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The top 20 business schools in the U.S. for 2017

The Harvard Business School (HBS), in Massachusetts, took the highest award as No. 1 in America in the annual best graduate schools ranking, 2017 by U.S. News and World Report, HBS graduates have an average base salary of $131,646 and 81% are employed at the time of graduation.

Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business tied for second place, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) — Wharton School ranked No. 4; MIT Sloan School of Management and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management were both rated No. 5.

Their methodology looks to measures of selectivity, like business school acceptance rate, GPA, and GMAT score, and measures of success, like employment rates and salary, to rank the schools. U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual America’s Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.

Take a look below to see the top 20 business schools in America for 2017:

20. New York University (Stern) – Leonard N. Stern School of Business

19. Emory University (Goizueta) – Goizueta Business School

18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) – Tepper School of Business

17. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs) – McCombs School of Business

16. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) – Kenan-Flagler Business School

15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson) – Anderson School of Management

14. Cornell University (Johnson) – Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross) – Stephen M. Ross School of Business

12. Duke University (Fuqua) – Fuqua School of Business

11. University of Virginia (Darden) – Darden School of Business

10. Columbia University — Columbia Business School

8. Yale University — School of Management

8. Dartmouth College (Tuck) — Tuck School of Business

7. University of California, Berkeley (Haas) — Haas School of Business

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg) — Kellogg School of Management

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) — Sloan School of Management

4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) — Wharton School

2. University of Chicago (Booth) — Booth School of Business

2. Stanford University – Graduate School of Business

1. Harvard University — Business School

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