Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $99,800
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    46%
  • Selectivity
    25%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $111,171
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, United States
Website

Best B-School Road Trip: Darden School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane visit Charlottesville to check out the Darden School of Business.

About Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the world's leading business schools, offering the MBA degree in 3 formats – Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA – as well as Ph.D. and non-degree Executive Education programs. The Darden experience is unique because of the combination of three key elements: the case study method, the world’s best MBA teaching faculty and a tight-knit community. These elements combine to create an environment that improves society by developing Darden students into principled leaders who are ready for anything.

Events Calendar

  • Sep 14
    Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface

    Charlottesville, VA

    Influential leaders can motivate their teams in ways that transcend bonuses. How do they do it? What does true, enduring influence look like? Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface helps answer these and other personally relevant questions — providing managers with actionable insights that apply broadly and immediately to their professional situations.

  • Sep 16
    Managing Individual and Organizational Change

    Charlottesville, VA

    Change is here to stay — and today’s leaders continually face the task of driving and managing change to keep their organizations moving forward. You will develop fresh ways of thinking about and approaching change in this immediately applicable, psychology-grounded course taught by two of Darden’s renowned leadership and organizational behavior experts.

  • Sep 22
    Negotiating Success: A Learning Laboratory

    Charlottesville, VA

    Successful leaders integrate negotiating skills across every aspect of their daily functions – employing powerful strategies that increase their influence, improve their relationships and enhance their effectiveness. The format of this program takes a cue from faculty leader and renowned negotiation expert Sherwood Frey, who has said, "Negotiating is an art that can be developed best by doing."

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.44 GPA of All Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
25% Darden School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 2,721
25% 25.0
46% 46.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
2% 2
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
0%
0%
590 to 619
0%
0%
560 to 589
0%
0%
530 to 559
0%
0%
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 25%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 25%
  • Consumer Products 13%
  • Technology 13%
Accenture 12
Top Employer
  • Boston Consulting Group, Inc. 10
  • Microsoft Corp 10
  • Amazon.com, Inc. 8
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Darden School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
85% 85
64% 63.699022556390986
85% Receive Offers
82% 82
58% 57.85206896551723
82% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
5% 5
21% 21.110859375
5% Receive Offers
7% 7
25% 24.93132867132867
7% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
93% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Accenture 12
  • Boston Consulting Group, Inc. 10
  • Microsoft Corp 10
  • Amazon.com, Inc. 8
  • J.P. Morgan 8
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
29% 29
$127,209.00
70K 140K
Finance/Accounting
31% 31
$102,087.00
65K 130K
General Management
18% 18
$105,792.00
60K 130K
Marketing/Sales
16% 16
$103,318.00
85K 130K
Operations/Logistics
2% 2
$101,750.00
84K 115K
Other
2% 2
$134,000.00
90K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 25
$129,254.00
70K 140K
Consumer Products
13% 13
$100,818.00
85K 118K
Financial Services
25% 25
$101,469.00
65K 130K
Government
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
11% 11
$106,577.00
84K 120K
Non-profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$110,571.00
90K 130K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
$96,667.00
90K 100K
Technology
13% 13
$111,817.00
65K 130K
Other
3% 3
$123,577.00
96K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
More than one year, up to three years
17% 17
$112,733.00
60K 160K
More than five years
27% 27
$111,722.00
80K 140K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
$97,355.00
70K 130K
Central America & the Caribbean
1% 1
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
1% 0.5
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
Data not provided
North America
92% 92
$111,635.00
60K 160K
South America
1% 0.5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
31% 31
$108,538.00
60K 160K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
19% 19
$115,092.00
85K 160K
U.S. South
13% 13
$108,031.00
85K 140K
U.S. Southwest
6% 6
$118,250.00
96K 140K
U.S. Midwest
11% 11
$109,705.00
90K 135K
U.S. West
12% 12
$116,650.00
65K 135K
Canada
1% 0.5
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Boston Consulting Group, Inc., The (BCG) 11
  • PwC 11
  • Bain & Company, Inc. 7
  • Bank of America 7
  • Johnson & Johnson 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Finance/Investment Banking/Asset Management Career Treks: Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Singapore
  • Management & Marketing Career Treks: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, Singapore
  • Tech/VC Career Treks: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle
  • Energy Career Treks: Dallas, Houston; Retail & Luxury Goods Trek: New York; Media/Entertainment Trek: Los Angeles; Public Sector Trek: Denver, Washington DC; Healthcare Treks: Boston, Beijing, Philadelphia, Shanghai; CSR Trek: San Francisco, Seattle

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $99,800
  • Budget $74,724
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $109,800
  • Budget $79,724
65 Full Tuition Scholarships
$30,124 Average Scholarship Amount 69% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
79% 79
69% 69
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$20,677,208
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
98%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $102,986
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
64 Darden School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
74% 74
Experiential learning
10% 10
Simulation
6% 6
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Asset Management/Sales & Trading, Corporate Innovation, Business Development & Growth, Market Analytics, Sustainability
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • MBA/PhD
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • The Darden School of Business regularly updates technology to improve the student experience. Recent improvements include: 1. Darden Media: Upgraded to HD projectors and controls in 11 classrooms, new teaching console and new HD cameras in largest classroom Upgraded the Abbott Auditorium PA system and installed a new PA system in the Pepsico Forum. Created numerous simulations and tutorials Installed HDMI connection in all classrooms, learning team rooms, and conference rooms Installed new video matrix switcher in auditorium Installed short throw projector confidence monitor in two classrooms. Installed wall-mounted “al

Students: Who are my classmates?

30% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

10,762 Living MBA Alumni 38 Countries where alumni clubs exist
63 Active alumni clubs
41% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.