The Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs

You want your own start-up—where should you go to school?


Budding high-school-age aspiring capitalists out there, take note: Entrepreneur magazine and Princeton Review have put together a list of the top undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. Here's what came out on top:

Top Undergrad Programs

  1. University of Houston
  2. Babson College
  3. Drexel University
  4. University of Dayton
  5. University of Arizona
  6. Temple University
  7. DePaul University
  8. University of Oklahoma
  9. University of Southern California
  10. Chapman University

Top Graduate Programs

  1. Babson College
  2. DePaul University
  3. University of Southern California
  4. University of Arizona
  5. University of South Florida
  6. University of Illinois—Chicago
  7. University of California—Los Angeles
  8. Drexel University
  9. Chapman University
  10. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Studying entrepreneurship as a focus is a great thing. But I would just add one caveat for those potential entrepreneurs out there: Many of the most successful start-ups are launched not by people who studied entrepreneurship itself or even business more broadly but by people who gained expertise in different fields, such as the sciences, and then applied that knowledge to the business world. You can read more here and here.


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