A little background about myself--I am a non-profit oriented applicant to full-time MBA programs who scored a 730 on the GMAT, has 6 years of work experience (multiple promotions), and a 3.4 GPA from a top 10 liberal arts college in the US. I am not 100% sure that I'll do non-profit work after I graduate, though in my essays I am focusing on the field of education as a definite and continued goal.
Basically, I mention all this by way of saying I'm open to schools whether or not they have a strong non-profit focus. The schools I'm currently looking at include Stanford, Yale, Northwestern, and Berkeley. It's a priority to me that the programs have interesting, smart, and collaborative people. All the websites claim they have this, but some schools seem to have a bigger jerk ratio than others. I'm wondering what programs people would recommend.
Thanks in advance!
Based on your goals of learning in a collaborative environment, you may want to check out Tuck, Darden, and Fuqua. From my research and conversations with students, all three student bodies seem very collaborative (probably owing to their more remote locations versus the likes of MIT/Chicago/etc.). Plus, I believe Fuqua and Tuck are traditionally pretty friendly to applicants with more experience.
And, honestly, I was a little shocked to see Tuck wasn't on your list to begin with.