U.S. News Ranks Georgetown Undergraduate Business Program

August 22, 2005

Cynthia S. Shaw
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U.S. News Ranks Georgetown Undergraduate Business Program

The McDonough School of Business Ranks 26th in America's Best Colleges 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - August 22, 2005 - Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business was ranked the 26th best undergraduate business school in the country by US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2006." The McDonough School ranked 11th for international in U.S. News' undergraduate business specialty rankings.

"I am enthusiastic about our ranking and about rising steadily through the ranks of the top business schools," said David Garrison, Associate Dean & Director of Undergraduate Programs. "While we are proud of the respect for our program shown by the deans and faculty members who voted in this process, we continue to work to improve our ranking and to recruit the best students for the school."

The McDonough School of Business, founded in 1957, is home to 1,235 undergraduate students. Undergraduate students receive a BSBA in general business, choosing a concentration in accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations and information management, or an individualized concentration. The class of 2005 is made up of 550 students whose average GPA is 3.23.

U.S. News calculates its rankings based on peer surveys distributed to deans and senior faculty of business programs across the country that have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Forty-five percent of those surveyed responded. The complete ranking tables and methodology can be found at www.usnews.com (Paid subscription required).

About The McDonough School of Business
Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, The McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The School is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity.

The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education, and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the MBA program at The McDonough School, visit mba.georgetown.edu.

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visitwww.georgetown.edu.