25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Tuition: $30,470

Why we chose it: Syracuse students are encouraged to leave campus to get real-world experience. The university arranges internships with local entrepreneurs who run fast-growth companies. And an exchange program sends undergrads to South Africa to help build sustainable small businesses. Half of those who take Syracuse entrepreneurship courses are non-business majors studying subjects such as psychology and architecture. The school has developed a conference to introduce non-business faculty to entrepreneurship, and has expanded both its inner city incubator, and a program that encourages artists to take advantage of management courses. Upinder Dhillon, dean of Binghamton's School of Management, applauds Syracuse's use of entrepreneurs in residence, who offer valuable mentoring to undergrads. "Students at an early stage in the process need more guidance," he says.

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