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20 Reasons to Choose Darden

Here are 20 incredible reasons to consider the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

The Darden School of Business is the graduate business school of the University of Virginia, an iconic public institution of higher education, which boasts nationally ranked schools and programs. The University is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offers stunning beauty, rich culture and endless list of things to do. The combination of these three factors — Darden, UVA and Charlottesville — brings together the best of many worlds.

         UVA Darden School of Business (18,000+ alumni in 90 countries)

  1. No. 1: U.S. Public MBA program (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019, 2022)
  2. No. 1: Best education experience in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011–19, 2022)
  3. No. 1: Faculty (The Economist, 2017–19, 2022The Princeton Review, 2017–21)
  4. No. 1: Satisfaction with MBA education (Forbes, 2017–18)
  5. No. 1: U.S. Public MBA Program for Average Starting Salary and Bonus (U.S. News & World Report, 2017-22)
  6. No. 1: MBA program for General Management (Financial Times, 2012–17, 2019)
  7. No. 1: MBA program for Consulting (The Princeton Review, 2018, 2021)
  8. No. 1: MBA program for Corporate Social Responsibility in the USA (Financial Times, 2019-20)
  9. No. 1: Global "Overseas Study" (The Economist, 2014–19, 2022)

    University of Virginia (200,000+ alumni)
  10. A “public Ivy:” A Top 4 public university in USA for decades (U.S. News & World Report)
  11. The only university UNESCO World Heritage Site in North America
  12. Most beautiful college campus in USA (Best College Reviews
  13. No. 1 ranked medical center in Virginia (U.S. News & World Report)
  14. No. 1 graduation rate for African American students in the past two decades (Journal of Blacks in Higher Education)
  15. Capital One Cup Winner: Best college sports program in the U.S. (2015, 2019)

    Charlottesville, Virginia, area (population 210,000)
  16. No. 1: Fastest-growing venture capital city in U.S. (The National Venture Capital Association
  17. One of the most under-the-radar food towns in America (The Daily Meal, 2018)
  18. Top USA college town (Travelers Today)
  19. Best place to live in the USA (Cities Ranked & Rated)
  20. No. 3: USA’s happiest city (National Geographic/Gallup