Faculty Ranked Near the Top

06/10/2009

For the fifth consecutive year, the Darden School of Business faculty has been ranked among the two best faculties in the nation’s MBA community. The 2010 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools, was released today. In addition to the #2 ranking in the “Best Professors” category, Darden is ranked near the top in several areas.

The publication reviews over 300 business schools based on 19,000 surveys of students who attend accredited MBA programs. Best Business Schools includes 11 unique ranking lists in which the top ten schools in various categories are named.

Darden’s top ten finishes include:
Best Professors #2
Best Classroom Experience #3
Best Facilities #4
Best Campus Environment #5
Best Career Prospects #8
Most Family Friendly #10

Darden professors were ranked #1 in 2009 and 2008 by the Princeton Review. In 2007 and 2006, the School’s faculty was ranked second. While most of Darden’s categorical rankings this year are similar to those released in 2009, the School experienced considerable improvement in “Best Classroom Experience,” jumping from #9 last year to #3 this year.

The Princeton Review does not rank schools academically or hierarchically in its guidebooks. It focuses on categorical rankings.

"We don't believe that one b-school is 'best' overall,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review. “We report rankings in the categories and we tally them largely from our unique student surveys to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools will be the best match for them."

To view additional information from Best Business Schools go to www.princetonreview.com.

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business improves society by developing leaders in the world of practical affairs.

For information or comments please e-mail, communication@darden.virginia.edu.

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