Princeton Review Says Darden Professors No. 1

Oct. 10, 2007 — In its just-released book, "Best 290 Business Schools," the Princeton Review ranks professors at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business as the best in the business. The book does not assign overall rankings to schools, but does rank master's in business administration programs in several categories. In the “Best Professor” category, Darden professors rank No. 1.

“We have known about the high-quality faculty at Darden for years, “ said Darden’s dean, Robert Bruner. “But it’s always nice to be recognized by others who understand what it takes to be a top-notch educator.”

Darden professors have been recognized for being among the best by a number of publications over the years. In fact, last year, the Princeton Review ranked the Darden faculty second in the “Best Professors” category.

“We use the case method in our teaching,” said Bruner. “In order to do that effectively, our professors must be excellent. They take on the roles of teachers, facilitators and experts. We pride ourselves on our faculty, their excellence and commitment.”

The new book ranks Darden in other categories, too. The school was placed among the top 10 in campus facilities, campus environment, classroom experience, family friendliness and career prospects.

“Over the course of our three-year survey cycle, we’ve collected the opinions of students at over 290 of the best [Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business]-accredited MBA programs in the world,” said Princeton Review’s vice president and publisher, Robert Franek. “We gathered statistical information on many more in order to give readers the widest possible base of information for selecting the right business school for them.”

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is a professional school that works to improve society by developing leaders in the world of practical affairs.