Princeton Review Awards Darden Top Honors in Annual Ranking
To say it’s been a season of uncertainty might be the most accurate (and most cliché) statement of the decade. In fact, that unpredictability is why most top MBA programs declined to participate in the usual rankings frenzy that prospective students use as one of many factors when deciding which program might be the best fit. That’s why when the Princeton Review shared their annual “Best On-Campus MBA” list in mid-December, we considered it a bit of a surprise holiday gift!
The Darden faculty are known for their incredible dedication to teaching, the case method and of course, the students — and though the appearance of what that looks like might be a little different right now, they’ve been working harder than ever to ensure the best possible learning experience. Check out this blog post about the transition to a hybrid class environment during the pandemic.
That commitment to the student experience and learning environment has earned Darden’s faculty the No. 1 ranking from the Princeton Review for the fourth year in a row.
Darden is ranked in the Top 10 in 10 categories, including:
- 1 — Best Professors (for the fourth year in a row)
- 2 — Best Classroom Experience
- 3 — Best MBA for Management (Top 3 for fourth year in a row)
- 4 — Best Campus Environment
- 5 — Best MBA for Consulting
- 7 — Greatest Resources for Women
- 7 — Best Career Prospects
- 8 — Most Competitive Students
- 8 — Best Administered
- 9 — Best MBA for Marketing
Although Darden has not actively participated in the 2020 MBA rankings cycle, the School has been noted for its perseverance throughout the pandemic. The Class of 2020 has reported receiving the highest starting salaries in School history, for instance, and Poets & Quants recently named Darden Dean Scott Beardsley its Dean of the Year and one of ‘10 Business Schools to Watch in 2021‘ in part due to the School’s success through the pandemic.
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