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Which B-schools have the most satisfied alumni?

There is one telling number to judge the strength of a school's alumni network: the percentage of graduates who give money to a school every year. Here are the schools with the most alumni donors.One of the most valuable assets of a top-ranked business school is its alumni network. It's a major Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business consideration for applicants when choosing an MBA program, and it's a significant indicator of a school's brand strength in the marketplace. But it's very hard to measure the strength of a school's alumni network. There is no available metric that will let you know how often alumni help current students land internships or jobs. There is no measurement to find out how often an alum returns a student's call for advice, mentorship, or networking. There is, however, one very telling number to judge the strength of a school's alumni network: the percentage of alumni who give money to a school every year. As Paul Danos, dean of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, puts it, a school's annual alumni giving rate is "a long-term satisfaction index."

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