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