WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have again named Babson College the No. 1 undergraduate school and the No. 2 graduate school for entrepreneurship education nationwide.
Within the graduate school ranking Babson College is second only to Harvard University.
"These colleges and B-schools have superb entrepreneurship programs," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior VP-publisher. "We highly recommend them to any applicant aspiring to launch a business. Their faculties are truly engaged in entrepreneurism. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students and programs receive via donors and alumni is extraordinary."
"Over the last 10 years, [Babson College undergraduate alumni] have started 565 companies … its [graduate school alumni] have started 1,156 companies," added Entrepreneur in its Babson College profile. "Its entire entrepreneurship faculty has started, bought, or run a successful business."
"Babson students and alumni live and work in 114 countries worldwide, and we are so proud of the impact they make using their entrepreneurship education to create economic and social value everywhere," said Candida Brush, vice provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. "We are honored to be recognized by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to continue to provide our students with the education, experience, and resources they need to truly succeed."
This year, The Princeton Review also has featured Babson as:
- The No. 8 graduate program with the Greatest Opportunity for Women
- The No. 8 undergraduate school among Colleges That Pay You Back
- One of the Best 381 Colleges
- A top school in its Guide to 361 Green Colleges
Other 2016 entrepreneurship rankings
- U.S. News & World Report ranked Babson College the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship in the United States for the 20th consecutive time, and the No. 1 MBA program for entrepreneurship for the 23rd consecutive year.
- Financial Times named Babson's MBA program No. 1 for entrepreneurship for the second year in a row.
The Princeton Review conducted a 60-question survey from May through August 2016. The survey asked schools to report on levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. More than 40 data points were analyzed for the tally to determine the rankings. Topics included: the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; the number and reach of mentorship programs; scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies; and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA, and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). Follow the company on Twitter.
About Entrepreneur Media Inc.
For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration, and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com, or follow the company on Twitter or Facebook.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
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