For business, Michigan-Ross is perhaps your best option, though one can make a strong argument for Georgetown as well. Tepper at CMU is good but a definite notch below, and JHU has always lagged behind other top schools for business placement. Although its new business program shows promise, it is too new to have much of a track record.
Business recruiting in the US mostly goes like follows. Not all of them have undergraduate business programs, but they do extremely well in sending students into business anyway:
Amazingly good: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Penn-Wharton, MIT
Really good: Yale, Penn-NonWharton, Duke, Dartmouth, Columbia
Very good: Cornell, Brown, Georgetown, Northwestern, Chicago, NYU-Stern, UVA, Michigan-Ross, Berkeley-Haas
For liberal arts, Michigan and Hopkins are the best bets, though be aware that the latter skews heavily toward science (approximately 2/3 study STEM fields). CMU is a bit academically lopsided, and Georgetown is weaker academically than some of its peers -- though still an outstanding university for undergraduate study.
Invention of a subject doesn't mean you're tops today. Columbia invented cultural anthropology, for example, but is today overshadowed by many other programs in the field (Harvard, Berkeley, Chicago, Michigan, Penn, etc.). In any case, the first claim is untrue and the second irrelevant. Penn and Chicago had massive excavations in the Middle East while JHU was still in its infancy, and Harvard and most of the other Ivies were teaching Greek and Latin a hundred years or more before Hopkins even existed. Hopkins does claim inventing biblical archaeology, which is also somewhat dubious, but I think most people let them have that one since Albright was so massively important.(Original post by PKU_Research007)
the study of archaeology in America was invented in JHU, so was the first classics department
I'm quite fond of the school and applied/considered going as both an undergraduate and grad student, so I am well aware that Hopkins has plenty going for it today -- nice campus, interesting city (though admittedly a little sketchy), strong research focus, etc. The newly renovated Gilman hall (humanities) is absolutely gorgeous!
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