Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Iowa City, IA, September 19 — University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is one of the best in the nation according to The Princeton Review. On September 19th, the education services company named the school # 21 on its list of “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2014.”

Based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions from April to June in 2013, the lists recognize 50 programs in all –- 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate – for their excellence in entrepreneurship education. The Princeton Review has reported these lists annually since 2006 in partnership with Entrepreneur Media Inc., publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.

The Princeton Review chooses the schools based on a wide range of institutional data it evaluates for this project. Schools are asked about the levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of their faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number of their mentorship programs, and their funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

The top entrepreneurship program lists are posted on The Princeton Review’s website at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.  There users can also access information about the Company’s survey methodology and criteria for the rankings and read its profiles of the schools. Entrepreneur has also posted a feature on the ranking lists on its website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. The magazine’s feature article will appear in its October issue, available on newsstands September 24.