25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

Ball State University
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Tuition: $18,236 (In-state: $7,168)

Why we chose it: Imagine if your degree hinged on the reception your business received from four potential investors three days before graduation. That's a lesson in entrepreneurial stress that seniors at Ball State University learn. If an idea isn't up to snuff - a fate that typically befalls about 25% of seniors - students fail the course. Larry Cox, director of the Entrepreneurship Center, credits this "senior sweat" program with the high rate - nearly 40% - at which Ball State alumni launch their own businesses.

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Ball State University

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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