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The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Virginia

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $215

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 24.6% - Low
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 231
Average GMAT score 701 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 643-750
Students with prior work experience 319
Average work experience (months) 52

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students No
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Darden evaluates academics, professional experience, and personal qualities and characteristics when considering candidates. Interviews play a critical role. We seek individuals with strong interpersonal and communication skills, as these are essential for success in a case-method pedagogy and in positions of broad managerial responsibility.

For more, see http://admissions.darden.virginia.edu

Executive program
For its MBA for Executives and GEMBA programs, Darden seeks a diverse group of professionals representing a mix of industry function and background. Successful candidates have an average of 10-15 years experience and are evaluated with criteria including management experience, leadership potential, global perspective and the proven ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Sara E. Neher
Full-time program phone (434) 924-7281
Full-time program E-mail darden@virginia.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​darden.​virginia.​edu
Executive program phone (434) 243-3622
Executive program E-mail mbaexec@darden.virginia.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​darden.​virginia.​edu/​web/​MBA-for-Executives/​, www.​darden.​virginia.​edu/​web/​GEMBA/​
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(18) Departments/concentrations
accounting not-for-profit management
consulting production/operations management
economics organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance supply chain management/logistics
general management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business tax
leadership technology
marketing other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, other executive MBA
Joint programs available arts, education, engineering, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), international studies, law, public policy/administration, MBA/MSN

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The First Year (FY) curriculum is designed to provide students with an integrated perspective on general management. All students take the same core courses during their first year along with three electives to prepare for specific summer internships. In the Second Year (SY), students create their SY curriculum based on their personal interests and professional goals.
Executive program
In Darden's 22-month executive MBA programs, faculty use the case method to deliver an integrated curriculum designed to develop an enterprise perspective. The emphasis is on leadership and the practical real-time application of relevant skills. The program formats combine distance learning with high engagement, onsite residencies, in both US and international locations.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#13 Best Business Schools

(5) Ranking by Specialties

#27 in Accounting
#12 in Entrepreneurship
#11 in Executive M.B.A.
#6 in Management
#18 in Marketing

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 81
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Acceptance rate 24.6% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $127,595 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Average GMAT score 701 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.2% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 92.3% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 659
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 659

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 659
Minority students 18.1%
International students 27.2%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Laurence G. Mueller
Financial aid phone (434) 924-7739

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $44,000 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $49,000 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,000 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $21,500
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $90,949

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Virginia has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 308
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 285
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.2% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 92.3% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 245
Low base salary $58,530
Average base salary $104,478
High base salary $160,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $60,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $104,373
High base salary: U.S citizen $160,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $58,530
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $104,978
High base salary: Foreign nationals $142,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 203
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $27,900
High signing bonus $60,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $27,918
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $24,884
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $57,500

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 156
Low other compensation $1,280
Average other compensation $16,482
High other compensation $110,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $17,351
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $110,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $1,280
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $12,508
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $30,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 39
Marketing/sales low salary $58,530
Marketing/sales average salary $96,685
Marketing/sales high salary $120,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 0
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 69
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $99,621
General management high salary $156,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 84
Finance/accounting low salary $75,000
Finance/accounting average salary $99,555
Finance/accounting high salary $120,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 49
Consulting low salary $94,000
Consulting average salary $124,325
Consulting high salary $142,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $90,000
Other occupations average salary $127,500
Other occupations high salary $160,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 4
Government low salary $95,000
Government average salary $97,500
Government high salary $100,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 29
Manufacturing low salary $82,000
Manufacturing average salary $103,391
Manufacturing high salary $120,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 85
Northeast low salary $60,000
Northeast average salary $102,256
Northeast high salary $131,300
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 45
Middle Atlantic low salary $60,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $107,262
Middle Atlantic high salary $160,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 30
South low salary $75,000
South average salary $104,153
South high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 20
Midwest low salary $90,000
Midwest average salary $102,750
Midwest high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 16
Southwest low salary $80,000
Southwest average salary $105,927
Southwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 32
West low salary $83,000
West average salary $107,516
West high salary $156,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 17
International low salary $58,530
International average salary $102,278
International high salary $142,000
 


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