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Undergrads yearning to start a business eye these colleges

While many other colleges focus on their postgraduate programs in business administration, the University of Houston offers an undergraduate education for budding entrepreneurs that is turning heads. Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review have ranked it the nation's best and cite several factors influencing their decision. Among them: the assignment of a personal mentor to each of 1,800 students and weekly class lectures by Houston-area business people. Over the past three years, UH's Woolf Center for Entrepreneurship also has seen 65 percent of its students start businesses while still in school or shortly after graduating. The Top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, as ranked by the Entrepreneur/Princeton Review panel, and the location of each:

  • 1. University of Houston
  • 2. Babson College, Wellesley, Mass.
  • 3. Drexel College, Philadelphia
  • 4. University of Dayton, Ohio
  • 5. University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 6. Temple University, Philadelphia
  • 7. DePaul University, Chicago
  • 8. U. of Oklahoma, Norman
  • 9. U. of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 10. Chapman U., Orange, Calif.
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