25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Tuition: $24,820

Why we chose it: While the University of Illinois at Chicago is headquarters of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, TCU has the largest chapter with more than 350 student members. Part of the draw is the club's annual Road Trip, which takes students to tour super-successful former startups, such as Dell. The school's Texas Youth Entrepreneur Competition awards scholarship money to high-school students who submit winning business plans. The funds can be used at any college or university, but the amount is doubled for winners who attend TCU. "Many of the winners end up coming here," says David Minor, director of the school's Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. "These are kids that would traditionally go someplace like Wharton."

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
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