25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition: $31,633 (In-state: $11,713)

Why we chose it: Students learn entrepreneurship by doing at the University of Michigan. One of the most popular classes, New Venture Creation, is taught by veteran entrepreneur James D. Price, founding partner of Company Crafters, a venture consulting firm, and Cielo Med Solutions, a healthcare software start-up. Price uses the case-study method and assigns teams of students to work on a business development project for the entire term.

Also appears in:  Executives | MBAs

Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
• Billy Joy, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems, Graduated 1975
• Larry Page, Co-founder, Google, Graduated 1995

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