The University of Rochester ranks among the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies, according to the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
Harvard University finished No.1 on the graduate entrepreneurship programs list for the 4th consecutive year. UR was No. 21.
Out of more than 300 schools offering entrepreneurship studies that the Princeton Review surveyed, 38 institutions’ undergraduate and/or graduate programs made the roster of top schools for 2018. The Princeton Review conducted a 60-question survey from May through August. The survey asked schools to report on levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. More than 40 data points were analyzed for the tally to determine the rankings.
Topics included: the percentage of faculty, students, alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies, and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
Many schools on the lists have exceptional offerings. Among them, Rice University, #2 on the graduate list, offers one of the largest and richest graduate student business plan competitions. Last year, it awarded nearly $1.8 million for student entrepreneurial projects.
“These colleges and business schools have superb entrepreneurship programs,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor in chief. “We highly recommend them to any applicant aspiring to launch a business. Their faculties are truly engaged in entrepreneurism.”
Here is a list of the top 25 graduate schools:
- Harvard University
- Rice University
- The University of Chicago
- Babson College
- Northwestern University
- Brigham Young University
- University of Virginia
- Temple University
- University of Michigan
- Bernard Baruch College, The City University of New York
- The University of South Florida
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Northeastern University
- The University of Oklahoma
- Syracuse University
- The University of Texas at Austin
- New York University
- Texas A&M University
- The University of Texas at Dallas
- DePaul University
- University of Rochester
- Washington University in St. Louis
- University of Utah
- The George Washington University
- University of California San Diego