The University of Rochester recently ranked among the top 25 graduate schools best for entrepreneurship studies by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
Babson College finished #1 on the graduate entrepreneurship programs list – a distinction it last earned in 2013. UR was No. 17.
The Princeton Review tallied its 2019 lists based on surveys it conducted from July through August 2018 of administrators at more than 300 schools offering entrepreneurship studies. The 60-question survey covered the school’s commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom.
Topics included: the percentage of faculty, students, and 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. In all, more than 40 data points were analyzed in the ranking list tallies.
“These colleges and business schools have truly superb entrepreneurship programs,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Their faculties are genuinely engaged in entrepreneurism. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students receive via donors and alumni is extraordinary.”
Here is a look at the other graduate schools on the list:
- Babson College (MA)
- The University of Chicago (IL)
- Rice University (TX)
- Northwestern University (IL)
- Columbia University (NY)
- The University of Texas at Austin
- University of Virginia
- University of Michigan
- Northeastern University (MA)
- Brigham Young University (UT)
- The University of Texas at Dallas
- The University of South Florida
- University of Washington
- Syracuse University (NY)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of California San Diego
- Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
- University of Utah
- DePaul University (IL)
- Saint Louis University (MO)
- New York University (NY)
- Texas A&M University
- Oklahoma State University
- University of Maryland
Only schools that participated in The Princeton Review entrepreneurship program survey were eligible for consideration for these rankings.