Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

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Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 30, 2019.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $62,800 In-State; 65,800 Out-of-State

Acceptance Rate: 24%

Full-Time Enrollment: 671

Average GPA: 4

Median GMAT: 718

GPA Range (mid-80%): 2.1-4.0

International: 31%

Minority: 18%

Female: 38%

Male: 62%

Average Age: 27

Application Deadlines: Early Action: 3rd of September, 2019 Round 1: 4th of October 2019, Round 2: 6th of January, 2020, Round 3: 6th of April, 2020

Student Perspectives:

My Story: From an NFL Quarterback to Darden

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools:   Columbia, DartmouthNorthwestern’s Kellogg School

Match Schools: MIT SloanBerkeley, DukeNew York University, MichiganYaleCornell

Safe Schools: Carnegie MellonUCLANorth Carolina

Relevant Features:

How Darden Became No. 1 in Student Satisfaction

Darden Dean Bob Bruner on Globalization

The Best B-School Alumni Networks in the U.S.

B-School Deans Worth Following on Twitter

Darden Dean Reappointed To a New Four-Year Term

Darden Hits New Donor Record of $3.5 Million

Note: MBA Program Consideration Set: If you believe you’re a close match to this school–based on your GMAT and GPA scores,  your age and work experience, you should look at these other competitive full-time MBA programs as well. We list them by stretch, match and safety. These options are presented on the basis of brand image and ranking status as a general guideline.

Contact Information

Location:
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Admissions Office:
434-924-7281
School Social Media:

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden is ranked the No. 9 MBA program in the U.S. in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best B-Schools 2018. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Your why — your personal challenge — is how the Darden School develops modern leaders. At Darden, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of business to create value based on your values. You’ll put your “why” to work as the Darden MBA develops the leader in you, pushing your mission toward professional reward.

The Ultimate Education Experience

What makes the Darden experience the world’s best? It’s a combination of transformational ‘a-ha’ moments in the classroom, supportive faculty and staff, the close community spirit, the active student life, the responsive alumni network, strong links to global business, and a storied history of developing leaders — all within the University of Virginia’s stunning Grounds in Charlottesville, one of the cities with the best quality of life in the United States.

Active Learning Approach

Darden’s case study method, simulations and experiential activities immerse you in real-world business challenges and put you in the role of the decision maker. In a supportive environment guided by the world’s best teachers, you will gain new knowledge and skills, fine-tune your strengths, challenge your way of thinking, and prepare you and your organization to lead at the next level.

Prepared for Business

A Darden education is an investment in yourself and your organization. Through Darden’s high-engagement learning process, you will master the best business tools and concepts. You will gain the skills needed to be an agile decision-maker who is ready to face the toughest business challenges. Every aspect of the Darden experience is designed to help you grow as...

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