Princeton Review 2011 Ranking Names Darden Professors the Nation's Best


The 2011 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools,” released yesterday, ranks Darden’s professors number one among faculties in the nation’s MBA community.

“Darden’s 70 faculty members are pioneers in their fields and create the most dynamic classroom experience of any MBA program in the world,” said Darden’s Dean Bob Bruner. “They care deeply about the students and work closely with each and every one of them to stretch their thinking and help them reach their potential.”

The Princeton Review consistently ranks Darden in the top two in the category of business school professors. Darden faculty placed #2 in 2010, but #1 in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, Darden is ranked near the top in a number of other areas.

The publication reviews over 300 business schools based on a survey of 19,000 students who attend accredited MBA programs. “Best Business Schools” includes 11 unique ranking lists in which the Top 10 schools in various categories are named.

Darden’s Top 10 finishes include:
Best Professors - #1
Best Facilities - #2
Best Campus Environment - #5
Best Career Prospects - #6
Best Classroom Experience - #6

While most of Darden’s categorical rankings this year are similar to those released in 2010, the School experienced improvements in “Best Career Prospects,” jumping from #8 last year to #6 this year and in “Best Facilities,” up from #4 last year to #2 this year.

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

“We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review. “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

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