25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Tuition: $26,318 (In-state: $12,232)

Why we chose it: In this college community, entrepreneurship is a town-and-gown affair. Illinois has innovative centers to aid both students and area entrepreneurs. The Hoeft Technology & Management Program at Urbana gives the top undergraduate students from the business and engineering schools the training to comfortably inhabit both worlds. The University Business Developers, a student-run group, provides "workout partners" for student entrepreneurs. Like the friend that keeps you going to the gym for a workout, the entrepreneur buddy helps students stick with a difficult regime.

Also appears in:  Double Majors | Executives

Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
• Jawed Karim, Co-founder, YouTube, Graduated 2004
• Max Levchin, Co-founder, PayPal, Graduated 1997

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