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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 06:41
Thats where I stayed...great hotel. You just roll out of bed and you are already on campus! :-D

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Staying at the Sponsors Hall for my Fall Open House visit. The hotel closest to Darden, the Residence Inn, was completely sold out already!

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 04:30
Guys, does anyone one know if Darden's recommendation questions are available on their website or the application portal? Can't seem to find them.

Thanks very much!


EDIT: Nevermind, found it here:
https://apply.darden.virginia.edu/admissions/inquiry/DownloadMaterials.tap?sp=401
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 08:48
so I don't think I'll be able to visit before submitting my R2 app - do you think this will be a problem? Expense aside, I'm not sure I'll be able to get a day off while classes are still in session...
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 10:07
Interesting video on the rigor at darden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi78W34SFtQ&feature=related
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 18:29
From the NYTimes...36 hrs in Charlottesville: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/travel/26hours.html?em
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 13:22
Application in! Now we play...the waiting game.

FYI, if you are stupid enough to leave an error on your application, the admissions staff is very prompt and courteous in fixing it. Don't ask me how I know.

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 13:28
McDargoiowkel wrote:
Don't ask me how I know.

Ok :roll:
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Hey just thought I'd chime in a bit about Charlottesville since I got my masters (in systems engineering) at UVA and people are asking about the social scene/town.

1) Everything Pelihu said is dead on (esp Foxfields), the most lively scene by far in the town is called 'the corner' which is the area university ave going east as it approaches 10th st. its walking distance for the undergrads but a bit of a hike from the darden campus. if you're looking for an older crowd I suggest Buffalo Wild Wings (not to be confused with Wild Wing by the train station) which is walking distance from the Darden campus, or South street which is a bit east of where the corner is.

2) That said, *don't* wander too far north of the corner, it starts to get rather dodgy around Grady ave. The store there is called the 'shady grady' for a reason!

3) There are a ton of reasonably priced, good hotels near Monticello (not exactly peak viewing season there this time of year) that will surely have vacancies. If you're without a car the cabs shouldn't be that ridiculous to campus. Grab some bodo's bagels if you're in a breakfast mood and some Five Guys (at the huge barracks shopping plaza nearby) if you want the most delicious hamburger known to mankind.

4) Last but not least, the John Paul Jones arena (aka the JPJ) is absolutely gorgeous and better looking than what many pro basketball teams play in. If you visit late in the semester when basketball is going on I recommend you check it out. Also very much walking distance from darden.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 17:46
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 06:46
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the most lively scene by far in the town is called 'the corner' which is the area university ave going east as it approaches 10th st. its walking distance for the undergrads but a bit of a hike from the darden campus. if you're looking for an older crowd I suggest Buffalo Wild Wings (not to be confused with Wild Wing by the train station) which is walking distance from the Darden campus, or South street which is a bit east of where the corner is.



Have to disagree with you there. I did my undergrad at UVA (CLAS '04) and I grew up about an hour away.

The Corner is definitely a great time and a must-see for any visitor to Charlottesville. But unless you're looking to regress into your undergrad years or pick up sorority chicks (more power to you - you won't find hotter girls anywhere), it might not be your best bet for a place to hang out. I would suggest the Downtown Mall over the Corner any day. Most of the graduate and law school students go there to avoid the undergrads. The Downtown Mall is hopping just about every weekend - a ton of bars, a club, outdoor cafes that stay open very late, etc. It's the heart and soul of Charlottesville.

Of course, I admit that I'm biased here. I fell in love with Charlottesville and have every intention of moving back and settling down there eventually.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 09:36
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the most lively scene by far in the town is called 'the corner' which is the area university ave going east as it approaches 10th st. its walking distance for the undergrads but a bit of a hike from the darden campus. if you're looking for an older crowd I suggest Buffalo Wild Wings (not to be confused with Wild Wing by the train station) which is walking distance from the Darden campus, or South street which is a bit east of where the corner is.



Have to disagree with you there. I did my undergrad at UVA (CLAS '04) and I grew up about an hour away.

The Corner is definitely a great time and a must-see for any visitor to Charlottesville. But unless you're looking to regress into your undergrad years or pick up sorority chicks (more power to you - you won't find hotter girls anywhere), it might not be your best bet for a place to hang out. I would suggest the Downtown Mall over the Corner any day. Most of the graduate and law school students go there to avoid the undergrads. The Downtown Mall is hopping just about every weekend - a ton of bars, a club, outdoor cafes that stay open very late, etc. It's the heart and soul of Charlottesville.

Of course, I admit that I'm biased here. I fell in love with Charlottesville and have every intention of moving back and settling down there eventually.


You're right, I did forget about the Mall. West Main St and McIntire rd if you want to google map it. Good outdoor concerts there too.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 09:51
App in..... Lets wait for the verdict now...... :wink:
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 15:17
another quick question. Does Darden have a transcript template to use?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 15:19
I am in for R1! :-D
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 19:55
ryguy904 - submitted 10/28 @11:53PM EST (6 minutes to spare!)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 02:32
Good luck ryguy904 and the others!

I'm applying R2 for sure, and looking to submit sometime mid-December.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 04:11
I'm in for R1 as well! The I'm a person who ________ thing was definitely whacky, but overall I found the app to be a lot easier than Michigan and Wharton's. Good luck to everyone!
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I'm in for R1 as well! The I'm a person who ________ thing was definitely whacky, but overall I found the app to be a lot easier than Michigan and Wharton's. Good luck to everyone!


It's funny that you say this app was a lot easier than Ross...I thought Darden was about 10X more difficult than Ross!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 08:23
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 08:34
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Good luck!


Thanks buddy! I know it's still on the early side to be thinking about Rd 2, but I'd finalize your short list asap so you can start on the essays. Order of difficulty, from my perspective was Duke < Michigan < Darden. I know Darden is on your radar, and you may be willing to look beyond a couple of "issues" and opening up to Duke, but either way, you'll definitely want to start brainstorming. We can talk more at the Darden info session next week.
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