UVA Darden Secures Most Top Ten Rankings in Latest Princeton Review Assessment

01 February 2023

By David Hendrick

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in the Top 10 in a number of categories in their new report, with six rankings in the Top 5.

Darden took the No. 2 overall spots in the categories of Best Campus Environment, Best Career Prospects and Best Classroom Experience.

Darden was ranked among the Top 10 Schools in 11 categories, the only School with the distinction.

"In accompanying coverage in Poets & Quants, the publication declared Darden the ‘winner’ of the ranking."

Darden is ranked in the Top 10 in the following categories:

  • 2 — Best Campus Environment
  • 2 — Best Career Prospects
  • 2 — Best Classroom Experience
  • 3 — Best MBA for Management
  • 4 — Best MBA for Consulting
  • 4 — Best Professors
  • 7 — Best MBA for Finance
  • 8 — Best MBA for Marketing
  • 9 — Most Competitive Students
  • 9 — Best Resources for Women
  • 10 — Most Family-Friendly
Darden against the sky with MBA rankings promo

Recently the Financial Times ranked Darden the No. 2 Public Business School in U.S. and No. 3 for Alumni Satisfaction and No. 1 for Carbon Footprint worldwide.

In accompanying coverage in Poets & Quants, the publication declared Darden the “winner” of the ranking, putting Darden atop its own breakdown of the rankings, with Darden in the top spot with the most Top 10 rankings among the categories Poets & Quants deemed the most important; the most Top 10 rankings overall; and the top rank for “what really matters in a superb MBA experience.”

2023 marked the second year in a row Darden landed in more Top 10s than any other school.

The most recent graduating Darden Full-Time MBA Class broke records on a number of career metrics, including the highest mean and median base salary in School history.

Princeton Review rankings are based on mix of data provided by the institutions and surveys of students attending the schools.

Darden is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2025.

Chart showing Darden topping the Princeton Review MBA Rankings

The Poets & Quants index of the Princeton Review ranking shows Darden at the top. Chart source: Poets & Quants

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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