Entrepreneur Magazine, Princeton Review name UB a top undergrad school for entrepreneurship
Monday, December 12, 2022
Source: UBNow, University at Buffalo
Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review have named UB one of the country’s top undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies.
Making its debut on the list, UB was ranked No. 8 in the Northeast and No. 48 nationwide in The Princeton Review’s 2023 annual ranking.
Based on a 2022 survey of nearly 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings, the ranking factors in more than 40 data points about school programs, faculty, students and alumni.
Entrepreneurship leaders at UB attribute the university’s successful appearance on the list to the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, with collaboration across several UB entities, including the School of Management, Blackstone LaunchPad, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
“UB’s entrepreneurship programming supports the entrepreneurial aspirations of our students, research faculty and community partners by giving them the comprehensive tools needed to launch and grow ventures,” says Bob Neubert, director of entrepreneurship academic programs in the School of Management. “Our multidisciplinary collaborations across campus have been essential to growing and improving our entrepreneurship programs.”
The university offers a wide range of opportunities that provide students with the practical skills to become successful entrepreneurs.
Students can take advantage of numerous entrepreneurship competitions and hackathons, bootcamps, workshops, innovation sprints, design challenges, coaching, ideation, venture creation support, incubators, early-stage funding, investment programs, e-labs and much more.
“Across UB we are developing a best-in-class innovation and entrepreneurship culture,” says Hadar Borden, director of UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad. “This recognition is significant to our team’s collective work in supporting the growth of our campuswide startup ecosystem.”
“The rate of entrepreneurship and business creation has hit record highs in recent years,” notes Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “We’re seeing more people seeking insight on how to become successful entrepreneurs.”
The ranking methodology considers 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. UB’s full profile is available on Princeton Review’s website.