25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

University of Maryland
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
www.umd.edu
Tuition: $22,208 (In-state: $7,969)

Why we chose it: Students get schooled in fundamental economic and finance in its fellows program, run by the Smith School of Business, and its boot camp, run by the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute. Free to all students, the Start-Up Boot Camp is an intensive, one-day workshop and networking event that focuses on launching new ventures. The university's Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities (CEO) program brings students from across the campus to live and work together in the eDorm, which provides the communications technologies they'll need to build their own businesses. Student CEOs have access to desktop videoconferencing and multimedia messaging - not to mention the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in residence.

Also appears in:  MBAs

Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
• Kevin Plank, Founder, Under Armour, Graduated 1996

Babson College

Ball State University

Baylor University

Brigham Young University

Cornell University

DePaul University

Indiana University

Saint Louis University

San Diego State University

Stanford University

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas Christian University

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin
Best schools in your state Find the best colleges for entrepreneurs (including interactive maps) near you. (more)
B-schools with entrepreneurial flair These MBA programs blend real-world small-business know-how with top academics. (more)
Best for executive education Check out these 12 top programs for busy entrepreneurs. (more)

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.