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#12 University of Virginia (Darden) 

Business School Overview

University of Virginia (Darden)The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Virginia offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $46,460 per year (in-state) and full-time: $50,778 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 81.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Students at the University of Virgina Darden Graduate School of Business Administration learn through the case method. First year students tackle cases in assigned Learning Teams, groups of about six students. The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration also offers Executive M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as Global M.B.A. for Executives and Executive Education programs.

virThe M.B.A. class has about 340 students, about a third of whom are female. Slightly less than 10 percent of Darden students have served in the military, and the school offers several military leadership electives. There are more than 40 student clubs, some career-focused and others social. Students can study abroad through Global Business Experiences, one- or -two-week long courses that examine business issues in places such as Cairo and Barcelona. Graduate students can live in university-owned housing or can find private housing throughout Charlottesville, Va. and beyond.

Notable alumni include John D. Shafer, Jr., the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts; Ned Hooper, former chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cisco Systems Inc.; and Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (part-time) N/A


Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 637
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)


Full-time: $46,460 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $50,778 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees (full-time and part-time) $3,122 per year
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $109,335
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 81.5%

Core Data

The Darden School MBA application begins with a request for demographic information, address, education, professional history and so on. The instructions are straightforward and self-explanatory.

GMAT or GRE Score

Applicants are required to take either the GMAT or GRE.

The GMAT is offered only as a computer adaptive test in the United States. Pearson VUE administers the GMAT, and Darden’s program code is KC7-0X-86. We evaluate only test score results from tests taken prior to submission of the application. The highest score is used, but we do not combine scores from multiple tests. Scores are valid for five years.

Darden will also accept a GRE score in place of the GMAT. No approval is necessary — just apply with the GRE score. Please note that there is no advantage or disadvantage to taking one test over the other.

We do not require official test scores in order to process your application and get it to the committee for review. You may self-report the scores directly into your online application. If offered admission, you will need to send official documents. However, offers of admission are not binding until official scores are received. If discrepancies are found between self-reported and official scores, the offer of admission will be withdrawn.

English Language Test Score

As much as 50% of a student’s grade at Darden depends upon active oral participation in the classroom. The University of Virginia requires demonstrated English proficiency. The recommended way to demonstrate English proficiency is to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score. For additional details and guidelines regarding which applicants need to take an English language exam, visit International Applicants.


Please prepare a business résumé (as opposed to an academic CV) that includes your employment history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates and whether you worked part-time or full-time. As part of this résumé, also include a similar education history that includes dates and degrees, listed in reverse chronological order. The résumé should not be more than one page long.


Use the essay to display your writing skills and tell us more about yourself. You will be asked to organize a persuasive argument to show us how you think about and approach business challenges. Emphasize those experiences, values and goals that are most important and meaningful to you. Be sincere and be specific. Tell us what particular experiences and expertise you will bring to the mix. The essay question field is large enough for you to answer the question thoroughly. View this year’s application essay.


We require two recommendations that address the questions asked on our recommendation form. Additional recommendations may be submitted, but they should offer additional and valuable insight. Generally, work-related recommendations are more valuable than academic-related recommendations.

All recommendations must be submitted electronically. After you have contacted the recommenders about providing the recommendation, complete the form on the recommender’s page of the online application. They will be sent an e-mail message with instructions and a web address to visit in order to complete your recommendation.


An evaluative interview is conducted by invitation only after your application has been submitted and reviewed by the admissions committee. Interviews play a critical role in our assessment of candidates and are required prior to acceptance into the program. An invitation to interview is a positive indicator no matter when you receive it.

Candidates living in the United States must interview on the Darden Grounds with a member of the Admissions staff or Student Admissions Committee. Candidates living abroad are welcome to interview on the Darden Grounds, but are not expected to do so. International interviews are conducted by alumni or admissions committee members during recruiting trips or through Skype.


It is expected that all applicants to Darden will have either completed their bachelor’s degree at a college or university in the U.S. or hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Darden will also recognize undergraduate degrees that were earned in only three years of study.

We do not require official transcripts in order to process your application and get it to the committee for review. You have two options for submitting a transcript. The first option is to scan the official or unofficial transcript as a PDF and upload it in the educational history section of the application. The second option is to mail us the transcript. If you decide to mail the transcript instead of self-reporting the uploaded transcript on the application, we must receive it before the deadline. Our online system will not allow you to submit an application without a transcript (either an uploaded scanned copy or the transcript received through the mail).

If you completed your education in a non-English-speaking institution, you will need to make arrangements to have your academic records translated and sent with the official transcript. All translations must be complete and literal versions of the original records. If offered admission, you will need to send official documents. If there are discrepancies between self-reported academic information and official transcripts, the offer of admission will be withdrawn. Offers of admission are not binding until academic records are verified.

Residency/In-State Status

The residency section of the application requests information related to verification of residency to establish in-state status for Virginia residents. Residency status is assigned by the Virginia Status Office at the University. Visit the Virginia Status Office at the University or call +1-434-982-3391 if you need more information.

Visa Information

While not a required part of the application, admitted international applicants are required to submit a supplemental Darden Request for Form I-20 outlining the financial resources available for their study in the United States. The Form I-20 must show that a student has the financial resources necessary for both years of study. Timely submission of the Darden Request for Form I-20 expedites issuance of the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for the F-1 Student Visa. An I-20 cannot be issued until the Darden Request for Form I-20, which can be downloaded from the Admitted Student Portal, has been submitted. All I-20 documentation must be original; no photocopies or faxes are accepted.

The completed Darden Request for Form I-20 and supporting documents should be mailed to:

Darden School of Business
Admissions Office
100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $215 must accompany the application. Online application fees can be paid by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through Darden’s secure server or by check, money order or cashier’s check. Credit card payments are preferred.

The following are eligible for application fee waivers: Teach for America corps members and alumni, Peace Corps volunteers, Education Pioneers fellows and military members who have active duty experience within the last three years. Waivers are given to other applicants only under extreme circumstances. To request an application fee waiver, please submit an e-mail to darden@virginia.edu detailing your reasons.

Note: The 2015 2016/2015 2016 applications for the full-time MBA and for the PhD program are now available. The Executive application, for those interested in the either the Executive (EMBA) or Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), will be launched in early September.

Official website: https://apply.darden.virginia.edu/apply/

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