With all the talk about increasing your GMAT scores through studying, tutoring, etc. - I think I've found the best way to get great GMAT scores: by going to the right college for your undergad.

A recent study showed a strong correlation between GMAT scores and undergrad schools. Not surprisingly, the top 10 are generally exclusive private schools. Here's the top 10 and the average GMAT scores associate with each:

Harvard, 738.0
Yale, 732.0
MIT, 731.7
Rice University , 731.3
Brandeis University, 729.4
Princeton, 727.7
Stanford University, 724.0
Brown University, 722.2
Williams College, 721.6
Carnegie Mellon, 720.9