UT Dallas Ranks High for Entrepreneurship

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The Princeton Review has placed the University of Texas at Dallas in the top 15 of its recent ranking of exceptional entrepreneurship programs across the nation.

Together with the magazine Entrepreneur, the Princeton Review compiled its 18th annual ranking of the nation’s undergraduate and graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. The results were based on a survey conducted this past summer that took into account over 40 different data points.

Although the entrepreneurship programs of Houston-area universities took the top spots on both lists — the University of Houston is No.1 on the undergraduate list, while Rice University is No.1 on the graduate list — UT Dallas held its own.

UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management secured the No.15 spot in Best Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs. The assessment of the MBA program found that it offered several high-level concentrations, including five STEM-related double MS options. The small class sizes were highlighted by survey respondents alongside the faculty’s attention to providing real-life examples to their teaching.

As one individual noted, “[I]t’s not uncommon on any given day to see the dean and associate deans conversing with students and gathering their feedback.”

Although the program ranked No.12 last year, it was beaten only by two other programs in Texas: Rice University’s top-ranked program at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business program, which came in at No.6.

UT Dallas also ranked No.28 on the list of Best Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs. Alongside STEM, business is one of the most popular pursuits among undergrads. One survey respondent described the students in the field of study as predominantly “hardworking, nerdy, and tech-savvy.”

As recently reported by The Dallas Express, UT Dallas was named one of several partner institutions in a major federal Tech Hubs project. Southern Methodist University was selected to lead the endeavor, which will focus on developing domestic semiconductor manufacturing and scientific innovation in the North Texas-Oklahoma region.

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