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21 Reasons to Choose Darden

Here are 21 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 (17,000 alumni in 90 countries)

  1. No. 1: MBA education experience in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011–19)
  2. No. 1: Faculty (The Princeton Review, 2017–19Financial Times, 2014–18)
  3. No. 1: Student rating of faculty (The Economist, 2017–19)
  4. No. 1: Satisfaction with MBA education (Forbes, 2017–18)
  5. No. 2: Career preparedness (Forbes, 2017–18)
  6. No. 1: Campus environment (The Princeton Review, 2017)
  7. No. 1: General management program (Financial Times, 2013–17, 2019)
  8. No. 1: Global "Overseas Study" (The Economist, 2017–2019)
  9. No. 1: Leading MBA program in the field of business ethics and CSR (Financial Times, 2019Business & Society, 2011–12)

    University of Virginia (200,000+ alumni)
  10. Most beautiful college campus in USA (Best College Reviews)
  11. Only university UNESCO World Heritage Site in North America
  12. A "Public Ivy” ranked No. 1, 2 or 3 public university in USA for decades (U.S. News & World Report)
  13. Safest campus of a Top 50 U.S. university; No. 4 safest U.S. campus overall (ADT Security Top 25 Safest U.S. Universities)
  14. No. 1 graduation rate in USA for African-Americans for 16 years (Journal of Blacks in Higher Education)
  15. Capital One Cup winner: Best college sports program in the USA 

    Charlottesville, Virginia, area (population 210,000)
  16. No. 1: Fastest-growing venture capital city in USA (The National Venture Capital Association, 2015–16
  17. Best town in USA for food lovers (Rand McNally)
  18. Top USA wine travel destination (Travel & Leisure)
  19. Top USA college town (Travelers Today)  
  20. Best place to live in the USA (Cities Ranked & Rated)
  21. No. 3: USA’s happiest city (National Geographic/Gallup