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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 (19,000+ alumni in 90 countries)

  1. No. 1: Public MBA Program based on top five ranking publications (Poets & Quants, 2024)
  2. No. 1: U.S. Public MBA program (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019, 2022, 2023) and No. 3 overall (2023)
  3. No. 1: Global Public Business School (Financial Times, 2024)
  4. No. 1: Best education experience in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011–19, 2022)
  5. No. 1: Faculty (The Economist, 2017–19, 2022The Princeton Review, 2017–21)
  6. No. 1: U.S. Public MBA Program for Average Starting Salary and Bonus (U.S. News & World Report, 2017-22)
  7. No. 1: MBA program for General Management (Financial Times, 2012–17, 2019)
  8. No. 1: MBA program for Consulting (The Princeton Review, 2018, 2021)
  9. No. 1: MBA program for Corporate Social Responsibility (Financial Times, 2019-20)
  10. No. 1: Global Overseas Study (The Economist, 2014–19, 2022)
  11. No. 1: Carbon footprint in the U.S. (Financial Times, 2023)

    University of Virginia (240,000+ alumni)
  12. A “public Ivy:” A Top 4 public university in U.S. for decades (U.S. News & World Report)
  13. The only university UNESCO World Heritage Site in North America
  14. Most beautiful college campus in USA (Best College Reviews
  15. No. 1 ranked medical center in Virginia (U.S. News & World Report)
  16. Capital One Cup Winner: Best college sports program in the U.S. (2015, 2019)

    Charlottesville, Virginia, area (population 235,000)
  17. No. 1: Fastest-growing venture capital city in U.S. (The National Venture Capital Association
  18. Top U.S. college town (Travelers Today)
  19. Best place to live in the USA (Cities Ranked & Rated)
  20. Wine region of the year (Wine Enthusiast, 2023 Wine Star Awards)
  21. Happiest places to live in the U.S. (Outside Magazine, 2023) No. 3: U.S.’s happiest city (National Geographic/Gallup, 2017)