Those are three great options: three great business programs, and three great schools all-around.
I think Cornell has a slight edge in overall academic strength, but not enough to override his decision to choose Emory or Georgetown if he prefers either based on overall fit. Like I said, they’re all among the top places to get a bachelor’s degree in the US.
If all are affordable, I think the decision should be based on fit:
- Academics (majors/courses/degree requirements)
- Setting (ruralish Cornell vs. urban G’town and Emory)
Emory is well known to the hiring managers and others in corporate America who matter, to the point that if he excels there he certainly can get a good job in New York. It will be up to him ultimately: do well in school, meet people, spend time in the career office, and generally be a nice person.
These are three outstanding private universities – look at cost and the other fit variables listed above. Visiting can help make a difficult decision easier.