25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Tuition: $7,680 (Member of Latter-Day Saints: $3,840)

Why we chose it: The majority of students at Brigham Young University have traveled the world to preach the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the founders of Brigham Young University. These missions instill in the students an entrepreneurial spirit. In last year's program of 129 students, 39 graduated already owning businesses, according to Gary Rhodes, director of the Entrepreneur Center at Brigham Young University. One of the most popular courses, "Entrepreneur Lecture Series," hosts weekly sessions in which successful entrepreneurs - many of them, BYU graduates and/or members of the church - discuss planning, starting, growing, maturing and harvesting new businesses.

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