Entrepreneurship Program Among the Best

September 2013

The Institute for Entrepreneurship has just been ranked as the #1 school with an exclusively undergraduate focus, the #5 public institution and overall 12th in the nation for best entrepreneurship education, in the latest ranking by the Princeton Review. The list, published in the October issue of Entrepreneur magazine, has included FSB's undergraduate entrepreneurship program for the sixth consecutive year.

Brett Smith, Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship & Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, remarked, "Our philosophy is that entrepreneurship is more than something you learn. It's something you have to live to truly understand. We give every student multiple opportunities to "practice what we teach." Experiential learning is integral to our process. We are pleased that the Princeton Review values this as highly as we do."

Rankings are based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions. Factors involved in the evaluation include: commitment to entrepreneurship both in and out of the classroom, number of mentorship programs, scholarship funding, grants and successful involvement in entrepreneurial endeavors by students, faculty and alumni.

Farmer School Interim Dean Ray Gorman noted, "The Institute has continued to flourish, with innovative curriculum, exceptional faculty and a growing list of alumni entrepreneurs. The Institute's areas of focus, Start-Up, Social and Corporate Entrepreneurship, provide students with an all-encompassing, immersive experience."

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