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    NEW YORK, September 19, 2013 — The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of The Princeton Review's annual survey that names the schools with the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation.

    From more than 2,000 schools that The Princeton Review solicited data from on its spring 2013 survey for this project, 39 institutions' undergraduate and/or graduate programs made it to the final list.

    Babson College in Massachusetts earned the #1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship program list for the second consecutive year, and it ranked #2 on the graduate program list.

    The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor finished #1 on the graduate program list, up from #2 in 2012. The University of Houston captured the #2 spot on the undergraduate program list. (Complete top 25 lists follow).

    The Princeton Review will post the ranking lists today at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur. There users can also access profiles on the schools, and information about the education service company's survey methodology and its criteria for the rankings. Entrepreneur will post its feature article reporting on the ranking lists today on its website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges: the article will appear in its October issue, available on newsstands September 24.

    The Princeton Review conducted its survey of undergraduate colleges and graduate business schools for this project from April through June 2013. The survey asked school administrators 60 questions covering: their schools' levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, and the number and reach of their mentorship programs. The education services company also asked schools about their scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects, and their support for school-sponsored business plan competitions. In all, over 30 data points were analyzed to tally the final list of top ranking programs and schools.

    This year’s roster includes six schools that made the top entrepreneurship program lists for the first time. They are: The George Washington University (#25-graduate list), Harvard University (#3-graduate list), New York University (#24-graduate list), Saint Louis University (#23-undergraduate list), Stanford University (#7-undergraduate list and #6-graduate list) and the University of Iowa (#21-undergraduate list).

    Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher, praised the schools for their exemplary programs: “We salute these colleges and b-schools not only for their superb faculties and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their school-sponsored out-of-class offerings. Their students have extraordinary opportunities to network with established entrepreneurs, interact on teams that turn promising ideas into possible start-ups, and develop skills to launch their own successful businesses."

    "Our annual ranking provides current and potential entrepreneurs with an overview of the best programs out there that will help cultivate their passions," said Amy Cosper, VP and editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. "The opportunity to expand a skillset or network with business influentials can launch a career forward or infuse new perspectives into a company's growth strategy. The competitive edge these institutions provide is reason enough to see their value, no matter how untraditional the entrepreneurial pursuit may be."

    The Princeton Review has partnered with Entrepreneur Media Inc. on this annual project since 2006. Only schools that participate in The Princeton Review survey for this project are eligible for consideration for the ranking lists. The Company also reports annual college rankings in its "Best 378 Colleges" and "Best Value Colleges" books, and annual business and law school rankings in its "Best 295 Business Schools" and "Best 169 Law Schools" books. All Princeton Review rankings are accessible at www.princetonreview.com.

    About The Princeton Review
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    Top 25 Undergraduate Programs
    1. Babson College
    2. University of Houston
    3. University of Southern California
    4. Syracuse University
    5. Baylor University
    6. The University of Oklahoma
    7. Stanford University
    8. Washington University in St. Louis
    9. Brigham Young University (UT)
    10. Northeastern University
    11. University of Missouri-Kansas City *
    12. Miami University
    13. Temple University
    14. Clarkson University
    15. University of Maryland, College Park
    16. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    17. University of Arizona
    18. University of Dayton
    19. Bradley University
    20. Lehigh University
    21. University of Iowa
    22. Texas Christian University
    23. Saint Louis University.
    24. DePaul University
    25. City University of New York-Baruch College
    Top 25 Graduate Programs
    1. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    2. Babson College
    3. Harvard University
    4. Rice University
    5. University of Virginia
    6. Stanford University
    7. The University of Texas at Austin
    8. Brigham Young University (UT)
    9. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    10. University of Southern California
    11. University of Chicago
    12. Washington University in St. Louis
    13. University of Washington
    14. University of Arizona
    15. The University of Oklahoma
    16. University of Maryland, College Park
    17. University of South Florida
    18. University of Louisville
    19. Temple University
    20. University of Missouri-Kansas City *
    21. Columbia Business School
    22. Oklahoma State University
    23. University of Utah
    24. New York University
    25. The George Washington University

    University of Missouri Kansas City was removed from the 2014 Top Entrepreneurial Programs ranking lists due to falsification of data. Schools earn a spot on our entrepreneurship ranking through school-reported data. Every school signs an affidavit to ensure their information is accurate. This school is marked with an asterisk (*).


    Tucson / University of Arizona - #14 Graduate - #17 Undergraduate

    Los Angeles / University of Southern California - #10 Graduate - #3 Undergraduate
    Stanford / Stanford University - #6 Graduate, #7

    The George Washington University - #25 Graduate

    Tampa / University of South Florida - #17 Graduate

    Chicago / The University of Chicago - #11 Graduate
    Chicago / DePaul University - #24 Undergraduate
    Peoria / Bradley University - #19 Undergraduate

    Iowa City / University of Iowa - #21 Undergraduate

    Louisville / University of Louisville - #18 Graduate

    College Park / University of Maryland, College Park - #16 Graduate, #15 Undergraduate

    Babson Park / Babson College - #2 Graduate, #1 Undergraduate
    Boston / Harvard University - #3 Graduate
    Boston / Northeastern University - #10 Undergraduate

    Ann Arbor / University of Michigan--Ann Arbor - #1 Graduate

    Kansas City / University of Missouri-Kansas City - #20 Graduate, #11 Undergraduate
    St. Louis / Saint Louis University - #23 Undergraduate
    St. Louis / Washington University in St. Louis - #12 Graduate, #8 Undergraduate

    New York / City University of New York - Baruch College - #25 Undergraduate
    New York / Columbia Business School - #21 Graduate
    New York / New York University - #24 Graduate
    Potsdam / Clarkson University - #14 Undergraduate
    Syracuse / Syracuse University - #4 Undergraduate

    Chapel Hill / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - #9 Graduate, #16 Undergraduate

    Dayton / University of Dayton - #18 Undergraduate
    Oxford / Miami University - #12 Undergraduate

    Norman / The University of Oklahoma - #15 Graduate, #6 Undergraduate
    Stillwater / Oklahoma State University - #22 Graduate

    Bethlehem / Lehigh University - #20 Undergraduate
    Philadelphia / Temple University - #19 Graduate, #13 Undergraduate

    Austin / The University of Texas at Austin - #7 Graduate
    Fort Worth / Texas Christian University - #22 Undergraduate
    Houston / University of Houston - #2 Undergraduate
    Houston / Rice University - #4 Graduate
    Waco / Baylor University - #5 Undergraduate

    Provo / Brigham Young University - #8 Graduate, #9 Undergraduate
    Salt Lake City / University of Utah - #23 Graduate

    Charlottesville / University of Virginia - #5 Graduate

    Seattle / University of Washington - #13 Graduate

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