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Aringo client accepted to Kellogg with a $70,000 scholarship

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Aringo client accepted to Darden with a $34,000 scholarship

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The Darden MBA - University of Virginia

The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia was founded in 1954. The MBA program's key strengths are general management, biotechnology and corporate social responsibility.
Want to get into Darden’s MBA Program? Contact us to get started today!

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Key Admission Stats – Darden MBA:
Average GPA of admits: 3.5
Average GMAT of admits: 706
Average Age of admits: 27
Enrollment: 635
Selectivity: 26%
Yield: 46%

 

Tips for applying to Darden's MBA Program:

  • Need to show that you will fit well with the case study method - have strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.

  • Because of case method, school pays attention to writing and language skills as demonstrated in application/interview.

  • School looks favorably on military experience (which school sees as teaching integrity and honor as well as leadership and work ethic).

  • Show how army leadership experience will make you a better business leader.

  • Show that you are person of integrity and interested in business ethics.

  • Want people who will be involved in school activities so look for involvement in extracurricular or community service.

  • Recommended to do coursework in accounting and statistics before entering.

  • Good to show that you have been involved alum of institutions in past and that know how to work with alumni.

  • Strong emphasis on teamwork - teams are expected to prepare cases together every night.

  • Show that you have ability to thrive in intense academic program.

  • School providing scholarships in order to increase number of women.

 

Contact us for help reflecting Darden’s valued traits in your business school application.

 

What is Darden Looking for in a Candidate?
See what traits make you more likely to get accepted into Darden’s MBA Program

Trait Importance (4 is highest, 1 is lowest)
Leader/Manager 4
Team Player/Relationship Builder 3
Smart 3
Initiates 3
International/Cultural 1
Creative 2
Presentation Skills 2.5
Persuasion Skills 2
Community/Society 3
Risk Taker 1
Business Skills 2
Source of career plan/prog choice 2
Promotions 3
Credible Names 2
Story is unique 1

Aringo has developed this information through Aringo employees who worked with the Darden MBA admissions committee, thousands of hours of research, and by helping hundreds of applicants apply to Darden. Aringo knows Darden, and we can help your strengths shine through your application. Contact us today.

 

Darden MBA – Areas of Academic Strength:
General Management, (Corporate ethics)

 

The Darden MBA Culture - Common perceptions:

  • Relatively low percentage of women.


  • School emphasizes business ethics and school's honor code.


  • School location and culture create close-knit community

 

Advantages of the Darden MBA:

  • Strong alumni network dedicated to school and students.


  • Small college town location ranked the best place to live in the United States. Low-cost of living.


  • Top notch teaching faculty.

  • Class sessions in Darden’s version of case studies are dynamic, unique.

 

What else is special about the Darden MBA?

  • Main method of teaching is the Case Study.

  • Heavy work-load and intense academic program, especially in first-year.

  • Darden will provide “seed financing” and financial assistance to students who do their internships in start-ups/venture capital- goal is to increase entrepreneurship.

  • 30%-70% of the grades is based on participation in class discussion.

 

Who is likely to particularly enjoy the Darden MBA?

  • Someone with strong interpersonal skills who wants to be actively engaged in the classroom.

  • Individuals who flourish in warm, tight-knit environments.

  • Location may make it difficult for partners seeking employment

 

Scholarships that Aringo clients received upon admission to the Darden MBA program:
$50,000 ; $34,000

 

More about Darden's MBA program:
The school's location and atmosphere create a close-knit community of students, who also enjoy relatively low costs of living.
The main teaching method in the program is the case study method, and classes are often held as dynamic discussions, with discussion participation playing a significant role in determining students' grades. Therefore, the school seeks candidates with strong interpersonal skills, who enjoy teamwork and seek to be involved in school life.
Other characteristics of the program include an emphasis on business ethics and on the school's ethical code, and a relatively low percentage of women (a reality the school is seeking to change by offering scholarships to women).
Alumni include the following individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: John Bryan (CEO and Chairman of Sara Lee), George David (CEO and Chairman of United Technologies Corporation), John Shafer Jr. (CEO of Dunkin' Donuts), Bill Hawkins (President & CEO, Medtronic Inc.).

 

Contact Aringo to start preparing your best application for the Darden MBA program.

You can also take our free MBA admission chances test to discover your chances of getting accepted into the Darden MBA program, and your other top-choice schools.


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