Darden Students, Professors Ranked in Top 5 in Princeton Review 2017 Rankings

12 October 2016

By Jay Hodgkins

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business tallied six top 10 rankings among graduate business schools in The Best 294 Business Schools: 2017 Edition released in October by The Princeton Review.

The Darden School’s recognitions in the publication included:

  • No. 3 — Best Professors
  • No. 4 — Best Campus Environment
  • No. 5 — Most Competitive Students
  • No. 5 — Greatest Opportunity for Women
  • No. 7 — Best Career Prospects
  • No. 8 — Best Classroom Experience
  • No. 13 — Entrepreneurship

Darden was also included in the publication on the Best Business Schools and Best Business Schools (Southeast) lists.

The Princeton Review does not provide overall school rankings, but Darden received a 99 Academic Experience Rating, the highest-possible score. The Academic Experience Rating measures the quality of each school’s learning environment on a scale of 60 to 99.

Data for the rankings was collected through surveys completed by business school students from 2013–16 and through data provided by the schools in the 2015–16 academic year. Visit the publication’s business school rankings methodology webpage to learn more about each individual ranking and methodology.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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