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DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Charlottesville, VirginiaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1955Established Year
University of VirginiaParent College

Darden School of Business: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Associated with the University of Virginia, the Darden School of Business is a public graduate business school located at the UVA Darden Goodwin Family Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia. Founded in 1955 and named after the former president of the University of Virginia, the institute is a reputed name in the US Education System with a student enrollment of over 1000 students which comprises nearly 33% of international applicants from across the globe.

It offers some brilliant and unparalleled programs including 4 graduate and 11 dual degree courses with its MBA being the top-most choice among aspirants seeking to study in the USA. The university’s alumni include former CEOs, presidents, and founders of famous companies and organizations. It also provides professors who are experts in their fields and are very patient and responsible.

Dadrden School of Business admissions are available in several intakes round the year and follow an early decision deadline of September 3. The institute requires a nonrefundable fee of 250 USD from all its applicants. It is regarded as one of the most selective schools in the world that demands excellent academic performance and observes an acceptance rate of around 25%.

Rankings

  • The school ranks 11th best in all the business schools by the survey results of US News 2020.
  • It also ranks as #6for its MBA in Management.

Highlights

University TypePublic University
Establishment Year1955
Applications AcceptedOnline
Faculty Members73
Percentage of International Students34%
Application Fee250 USD
Application SeasonMultiple intakes
Acceptance rate25%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Websitewww.darden.virginia.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus and Housing Facilities

The Darden School of Business’s Campus is located in Charlottesville, Virginia which is around 2 hours from Washington DC. The campus contains a full-service hotel, dining facilities for 400 people, a 450-seat auditorium, a video production unit, and the Camp Library.

The university has around 1000 students that gain practical knowledge through the events it conducts like seminars, webinars, and workshops. The students have free unlimited access to the library and can also consult the alumni in case of doubts.

The following housing options are offered to the candidates applying to the institute.

  • Copeley Hill Apartments: Single or married students can occupy this apartment which offers single, double and triple bedroom options. The rooms are well furnished and have a wifi connection.
  • Faulkner Drive Rooms: These are seven single occupancy rooms each bedroom having a private bathroom and the rate being 660 USD per month.
  • Piedmont Apartments: This housing option offers furnished single bedrooms at a rate of 900 USD per month and unfurnished double bedrooms at the rate of 1080 USD.

For those who wish to live off-campus, there are a variety of apartment complexes on Arlington Boulevard, Ivy Road, and Old Ivy Road that are within walking distance of the school.

Courses

The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students including 4 graduate degree programs and around 11 dual degrees for the students. While its full-time courses include MBA, MSBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA formats, among others, the dual degree programs it offers comprises MBA/MSDS, MBA/JD, MBA/MD, etc.

Some of the popular programs available at the institute are discussed as follows:

  1. Two year MBA program: This is a 21-month full-time program for the students
  2. Executive MBA program: This is a hybrid of the in-person and online program where the student has to come to the university once a month during a weekend
  3. MS in Business Analytics: This is a 12-month graduate program that is delivered both in-person and online methods.
  4. Ph.D. program: This is a multi-year program that covers the study of Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Leadership skills.

The school offers an open program for the people who want to learn at their own pace and as long as they want to. It also provides the people with an experience of 12 years and above in the field of business with an opportunity to learn about strategic leadership.

Darden School of Business Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: The students have to apply online on the official website of the university.

Application Fee: The application fee is 250 USD.

Application Deadline:

The following are the deadlines for the application:

  • Early action: September 3
  • 1st round: October 4
  • 2nd Round: January 6
  • 3rd round: April 6

Basic Admission Requirements:

The students have to submit the following documents when applying to the institute.

  • Official Academic transcripts
  • The applicant should have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • The students have to submit their GMAT or GRE scores during the application process with minimum scores of GMAT: 713 and GRE: 160 or equivalent.
  • English proficiency scores like TOEFL or IELTS or PTE  score is required for applicants whose first language is other than English. The university doesn't have any minimum scores for the tests.
  • At least two letters of recommendation for the applicants.
  • A one or two pages long resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Financial statement to provide evidence of the ability to meet the educational expenses.

Darden School of Business Cost of Accommodation

For aspirants of the institute applying in the upcoming session, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Tuition & FeesAmount (in USD)
Tuition72,800
Health Insurance2,814
Meals5,000
Living Expenses18,214
Darden MBA Case Fee2,000
Computer1,500
Transportation4,000
Books and Supplies3,000

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The institute provides financial aid for international students in the form of loans and scholarships to study in the USA. The loans that the school provides include

  1. Custom Graduate Loan: This loan is offered by the Discover bank and the maximum limit for a loan is 98,000 USD and the loan repayment starts 9 months after the graduation.
  2. Prodigy Finance Loan: This loan covers up to 80% of the cost of attendance and the repayments begin 6 months after graduation.

The international students have a set of scholarships offered for them and all the applicants are offered merit scholarships.

  1. Batten Scholars Programs: It is a merit scholarship offered for all the applicants who have taken the 2 year MBA program at the university. This scholarship requires students to have entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
  2. Utt Family Scholarship: It is a merit-based scholarship for the Darden students who exhibit leadership skills in the field of military and athletic service.

The other kinds of awards that students can avail at the school are as follows:

  • Darden Jefferson Fellowships are awarded to students who show exceptional skills of diplomatic decisiveness, ethical leadership, etc.
  • Madison & Monroe Scholarship is available for all the Darden students.
  • Franklin family fellowship is the scholarship which is awarded to a student from the Asia Pacific region who shows great academic potential.

Placements

  • Around 94% of the students are placed within 3 months of their graduation with a starting salary of 127,767 USD.
  • Some companies that hire the students are Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and P&G.
  • The school conducts workshops and mock interviews for the students to be well versed in the placement process.

Alumni Network

  • The following mentioned names are the notable alumni of the university
    • Veneka Chagwedera: Founder of Nouri Inc
    • Katie Bisbee: CEO of DonorsChoose.org
    • Mark Sanford: former Governor of South Carolina

The alumni are offered lifetime services after their graduation such as unlimited access to all the cases in Darden, support from the Alumni Career services and access to the library databases.

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Darden School of Business Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationUniversity of Virginia
Student Population
Average Cost of Attendance$271,260 / Year

Attendance Cost

$271,260

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$271,260 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Business ProgramsAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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    RANKED  #101 - #125

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    RANKED  #18

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    100 Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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