Location: Washington, D.C.
Acceptance rate: 16 percent
Net price per year: $27,420
The details: The private Catholic university, founded in 1789 in Washington, D.C., has just under 7,000 undergraduate students. Georgetown says it emphasizes collaboration over competition, thanks to its Jesuit heritage, which helps students access the university’s over 190,000 alumni around the world. An excellent example of the “who you know” part of doing business.
The McDonough School of Business, locally known as “MSB,” was founded in 1957 as a separate branch of the School of Foreign Service. The school houses the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, one of the country’s top academic research centers on consumer goods, law and rights.
Because it’s located in the nation’s capital, alumni have immediate access to national and international businesses and political institutions. Washington, D.C. is also consistently ranked one of the top cities for young professionals.