Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $104,850
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    46%
  • Selectivity
    26%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $112,194
  • 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 offers one top MBA program in three formats — MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives — as well as Ph.D. and non-degree Executive Education programs. Through the world’s best education experience, top-ranked faculty and global alumni network, Darden prepares responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

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Darden is willing to invest in alternate opportunities to engage students in experiential and field-based learning opportunities. The school is also willing to let students take non-traditional MBA courses that focus on helping challenge the way an MBA thinks about the role of business in society. These classes are the ones that challenged me the most and the ones that will help me establish myself as an ethical, moral, and just leader.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
26% Darden School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
0% 0
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 2,717
26% 26.0
46% 46.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
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% 0
740 to 769
0%
0% 0
710 to 739
0%
0% 0
680 to 709
0%
0% 0
650 to 679
0%
0% 0
620 to 649
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590 to 619
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560 to 589
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530 to 559
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500 to 529
0%
0% 0
Under 500
0% 0
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 28%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 22%
  • Technology 16%
  • Consumer Products 10%
Amazon, Inc. 13
Top Employer
  • Boston Consulting Group, The 13
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 11
  • Accenture 8
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% Darden School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
89% 89
61% 60.97325153374234
89% Receive Offers
86% 86.4
56% 55.69710982658959
86% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
6% 5.6
22% 21.9117610062893
6% Receive Offers
7% 6.6
25% 25.424767441860464
7% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
287% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Amazon, Inc. 13
  • Boston Consulting Group, The 13
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 11
  • Accenture 8
  • Bain & Company, Inc. 8
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
31% 30.8
$131,693.00
70K 146K
Finance/Accounting
25% 24.8
$102,950.00
66K 160K
General Management
28% 28
$106,853.00
28K 150K
Marketing/Sales
16% 16.4
$102,587.00
70K 130K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
28% 28.2
$132,944.00
66K 146K
Consumer Products
10% 9.8
$97,900.00
65K 125K
Financial Services
22% 21.6
$103,296.00
80K 150K
Government
2% 2.0
$72,758.00
51K 90K
Manufacturing
9% 9.0
$106,165.00
70K 120K
Non-profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
$116,250.00
100K 130K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5.1
$106,692.00
50K 150K
Real Estate
2% 1.6
$98,750.00
70K 120K
Technology
16% 16.1
$110,622.00
78K 150K
Other
1% 1
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
6% 5.5
$114,071.00
50K 160K
More than one year, up to three years
26% 25.7
$115,925.00
70K 150K
More than five years
26% 26.1
$111,654.00
65K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
6% 5.5
$110,036.00
66K 136K
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0.4
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0.4
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0.4
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0.4
Data not provided
North America
91% 91
$112,987.00
50K 160K
South America
1% 1.2
$72,000.00
28K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
28% 27.8
$110,106.00
70K 160K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
21% 20.9
$108,707.00
50K 150K
U.S. South
15% 15
$117,002.00
90K 150K
U.S. Southwest
10% 10.3
$123,609.00
95K 140K
U.S. Midwest
12% 11.5
$107,503.00
51K 140K
U.S. West
14% 14.5
$117,574.00
78K 150K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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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
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
  • Venture Capital Career Treks: New York
  • Tech Career Treks: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle
  • Management & Marketing Career Treks: Boston, San Francisco, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas
  • Energy Career Trek: Houston

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $104,850
  • Budget $27,215
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $114,850
  • Budget $27,215
59 Full Tuition Scholarships
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
64 Darden School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
75% 75
Experiential learning
15% 15
Team project
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
More Information
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. A few recent improvements include: 1. Installed upgraded equipment in all classrooms 2. Upgraded to HD projectors and controls in 14 classrooms with a new teaching console and HD cameras in the largest classroom 3. Produced 5 Coursera Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Students: Who are my classmates?

32% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

11,044 Living MBA Alumni 38 Countries where alumni clubs exist
63 Active alumni clubs
41% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.