For students aspiring to launch their own businesses, Georgia Tech and the Scheller College of Business offer one of the best entrepreneurship ecosystems. That’s according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, the education services company’s publishing partner on this project.
Now in its 18th year, the project names the top 50 undergraduate and top 50 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. Georgia Tech is ranked No. 17 overall and No. 2 in the Southeast on the undergraduate list.
Based on a survey The Princeton Review conducted of administrators at nearly 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings, the final rankings took into account more than 40 data points about programs, faculty, students, and alumni.
“Over the last several years, we have seen tremendous growth in the number of students who take part in our programs, whether it’s our experiential classes or summer startup launch program,” said Karthik Ramachandran, Dunn Family Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business.
In its profile on Scheller, The Princeton Review describes it as having “a reputation that opens many doors for its students. Undergrads here are quick to sing the praises of the university’s rigorous and challenging engineering, science, and business programs. Students also love Georgia Tech’s focus on innovation and hands-on learning, which leaves them well prepared to face the job market come graduation.”
“The wide range of accessible entrepreneurial pathways has made Georgia Tech a destination campus for students to explore launching a startup, sometimes multiple startups, before they graduate,” said Rahul Saxena, director of CREATE-X, an initiative that aims to provide the knowledge and experiences Georgia Tech students need to confidently pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.
“Entrepreneurs know that the best ideas often come from competition and pressure,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Higher education is a great example of that. As more schools build out world-class entrepreneurship programs, their energy, excitement, and powerful resources only grows, making the schools on our list the best at helping young leaders develop into tomorrow’s world-changers.”
Earlier this year, the Princeton Review also ranked the Scheller College of Business No. 3 in MBA Classroom Experience.