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College Choice Releases List of the 50 Best US Colleges for Entrepreneurs

RALEIGH, NC — College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of 50 best U.S. colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Stanford University leads the list, which was based on information from Crunchbase, Angel List and other public business data sources, as well as other factors like proximity to major metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems. The University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in second and third respectively.

Other universities making the list include (alphabetically ordered):
Arizona State University
Babson College
Baylor University
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
San Francisco State University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
University of Arizona
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Florida
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Washington
Yale University

According to Robert Hand, lead editor for the piece, the pull towards entrepreneurship has never been stronger in the U.S., and getting a good business education can help increase the chances of success.

“A good business program is one of the best investments an entrepreneur can make in their professional future. We hope this ranking will help guide prospective business students towards an educational environment that rewards initiative, creativity and hard work both on-campus and off,” Hand says.

About College Choice
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for and thrive at the college of their choice.

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