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Darden School of Business – University of Virginia

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The Darden School of Business is based in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia. Darden provides its students with three paths towards earning an MBA—the full-time MBA as well as two executive MBA options—among its other academic offerings. A hallmark of the Darden MBA experience is the instructors’ use of the case method in the classroom, a technique that fosters discussion among students about real-world business problems. The school estimates that each student will examine more than 500 business cases over the course of the two-year MBA program.

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Current State

03/9/2015

Darden’s Round 3 deadline for the Class of 2017 is April 1, 2015; R3 interviews will begin in late April and admissions decisions will be released on May 6, 2015. The Round 2 Deadline passed on January 7, 2015. A few acceptances came as early as January 13; however, a steady stream of interview invitations and a few rejections came throughout January and February, and have since slowed down in March.

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March 9, 2015 1:24pm
Rejected at UVA / Darden via email.
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March 4, 2015 10:56pm
Accepted to UVA / Darden via phone.
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February 19, 2015 11:23am
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
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February 18, 2015 5:03pm
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
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February 17, 2015 11:41am
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.

Basic Stats

MEAN GMAT703
MEAN GPA3.48
CLASS SIZE320
% FEMALE35%

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