Princeton Review Ranks Top Entrepreneurship Programs at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Entrepreneurship Students

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Studying entrepreneurship isn't just about opening your own business. Developing an entrepreneurial mindset can help you become a leader in any organization, from the corporate world to small business and non-profits.

In a typical entrepreneurship program, you may learn to develop and implement a business plan, manage capital and balance costs and revenues. Many programs also include internship and mentorship opportunities to give you hands-on experience in the business world.

But like any other subject, not all entrepreneurship programs are created equal. So how do you know where to get the best education in the field?

Luckily, The Princeton Review has done your homework for you. Their annual rankings of undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, recently published in Entrepreneur, are based on the following criteria:


Whether the school offers a major or minor in entrepreneurship, the type and quality of courses in the field and related academic requirements - such as internships and experiential learning.

Students and faculty

What percentage of the student body was enrolled in the entrepreneurship program and entrepreneurship-related courses in 2009-2010, as well as what percentage of students had started a business since graduating and how many were still in business. Additionally, what percentage of faculty had started, bought or run a successful business.


Partnerships with other schools, student clubs and organizations, officially sponsored mentorship programs and non-curriculum-based activities such as entrepreneurship competitions.

Business School

Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs

  1. University of Houston, Houston, TX
  2. Baylor University, Waco, TX
  3. Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  4. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  5. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  6. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  7. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  8. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  9. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  10. De Paul University, Chicago, IL
  11. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  12. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  13. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  14. Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  15. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  16. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  17. City University of New York - Baruch College, New York, NY
  18. Belmont University, Nashville, TN
  19. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  20. Miami University, Oxford, OH
  21. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  22. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  23. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
  24. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  25. Chapman University, Orange, CA

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Top 25 Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs

  1. Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  2. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
  4. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  5. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  6. Rice University, Houston, TX
  7. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  8. Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  9. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  10. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  11. Acton School of Business, Austin, TX
  12. DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  13. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  14. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  15. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  16. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  17. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  18. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  19. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
  20. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  21. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  22. Simmons College, Boston, MA
  23. Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
  24. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  25. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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