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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Tuition: $28,506 (In-state: $8,908)

Why we chose it: They say everything's bigger in Texas. That goes for UT's entrepreneurship program, says Ed Rogoff, director of entrepreneurship at Baruch College: "Big entrepreneurship centers, big faculty and a wide variety of courses," he says. The school has relationships with Austin's many business resources, including Westlake Securities, a firm that addresses emerging companies' finance needs. To stimulate the development of innovative technologies, UT Austin started the Idea to Product Business Plan Competition, open to students from any program in the university. "Cutting edge schools like UT Austin are increasingly focusing on teaching a way of thinking that goes beyond starting a business," says Professor Philip Phan of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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