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Darden MBA Class Profile and Essay Questions

Below is the essay question for the Darden MBA 2017-18 application cycle:

Darden Essay 1

When preparing for class at Darden, students formulate an opinion on each case before meeting with their learning teams and class sections. When encountering different views and perspectives from their own, opinions frequently shift. Tell us about a time when your opinion evolved through discussions with others. (500 words maximum)

Future Year Admissions Program

Like Harvard, Darden has a program that allows applicants to be admitted immediately after undergrad but requires that they defer admission for two or three years in order to have the naive optimism of youth beaten out of them by the horrors of the workplace.

Applicants to the awkwardly titled "Future Year Admissions Program" must be in their final year of an undergrad school or of a 'fifth-year' masters program. To learn more, click here: LINK.




Darden MBA Class Profile
1 Median GMAT Score 706
2 Average GPA 3.5
3 Class Size 345
4 Average Age 27
5 Age Range 23 - 33
6 Typical Work Experience (Years) 2 - 7


Darden MBA Application Deadlines
Round Deadline Notification
1 October 5, 2017 Date Pending
2 January 9, 2018 Date Pending
3 April 3, 2018 Date Pending
*Due at Noon ET