Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Undergraduate Program 14th in the Nation

March 21, 2012

The Undergraduate Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business continues to be ranked among the nation’s best, landing at No. 14 on the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. Georgetown McDonough was ranked #23 in 2010 and #10 in 2011.

“We are proud of our continued ranking in the top-tier of undergraduate business schools in the country. It is due to our talented faculty and staff and our gifted student body, that we deliver such a high-quality student experience,” said Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the Undergraduate Program.

The program excelled in several categories, including having the 3rd highest median starting salary for its graduates; ranking 6th among schools whose graduates are admitted to the nation’s top MBA programs; having the 14th highest average SAT scores for incoming freshmen; receiving an A+ for teaching quality; and earning an A in the job placement grade. 

To arrive at the rankings, Businessweek surveys seniors to determine student ratings of satisfaction, teaching, and facilities; recruiters to determine post-graduation outcomes of students; and the business schools themselves to determine academic quality of students and post-graduation metrics. The results of these surveys are then averaged with the results of the two previous years, producing the ranking for 2012.