U.Va. Darden School Climbs in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Business School Ranking


by Julie Daum

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2015 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. In the Business School category, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business continued to climb in the annual ranking, rising one place to No. 11 (up from No. 12 in 2014 and No. 13 in 2013).

Darden performed strongly in several key ways and categories:

  • Darden's overall ranking score rose from 85 to 87, tied at No. 11 with University of Michigan (Ross). The schools in the Top 10 range from 88 to 100.
  • In the category of Management, Darden remained in the Top 10 at No. 6.
  • Average GMAT score increased from 703 to 706.
  • Average starting salary and bonus rose from $131,906 to $136,102.

U.S. News & World Report evaluates ratings from deans, administrators and recruiters and analyzes quantitative data collected from schools. Much of the data came from the Class of 2013.

"I am pleased that the Darden School of Business continues to climb in the U.S. News & World Report ranking," said Darden Dean Bob Bruner. "At Darden, our goal is to deliver the world's best business education experience."

About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.

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