The University of Rochester ranks among the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies, according to the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

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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:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Rice University
  3. The University of Chicago
  4. Babson College
  5. Northwestern University
  6. Brigham Young University
  7. University of Virginia
  8. Temple University
  9. University of Michigan
  10. Bernard Baruch College, The City University of New York
  11. The University of South Florida
  12. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  13. Northeastern University
  14. The University of Oklahoma
  15. Syracuse University
  16. The University of Texas at Austin
  17. New York University
  18. Texas A&M University
  19. The University of Texas at Dallas
  20. DePaul University
  21. University of Rochester
  22. Washington University in St. Louis
  23. University of Utah
  24. The George Washington University
  25. University of California San Diego