25 top programs for undergrads

Even freshmen have visions of startups at these top spots.

Indiana University
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Tuition: $22,316 (In-state: $7,837)

Why we chose it: In many schools, students learn how to build a business but they're not taught how to get an idea, says Donald F. Kuratko, a recent addition to the faculty from Ball State. That's why Indiana includes courses in creativity. Starting next year, Hoosiers will have the option of taking a high-stakes senior course - which is not required, but highly recommended for serious entrepreneurs. If a panel of VCs and business owners like your venture plan, your senior year tuition is free. The downside: If they disapprove, you fail the course.

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