Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Program ranks among top in nation
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:05 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Program has again been ranked one of the top 15 in the nation, according to the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Clarkson was named to the 2014 list of "Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs" where it ranks #14.

Based on surveys of business school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions, the annual list highlights 25 undergraduate programs for their excellence in entrepreneurship education.

"Our continued top-15 ranking is a testament to Clarkson's commitment and passion for leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation across our campus, the region and around the world," said the Clarkson School of Business’s Dayle M. Smith.

The Princeton Review chooses the schools based on a range of institutional data it evaluates for the project. Schools are asked about the level 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.

Clarkson has also been recognized for its annual competition in which up to five young entrepreneurs or innovators have an opportunity to attend Clarkson without tuition through a combination of merit-based financial aid and a share in their business. Applications for the 2014 Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs Program are online at

“We commend Clarkson University and all of the other institutions on our list this year not only for their superb faculties and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their out-of-class offerings," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher.

The list is available at or The magazine's feature article will appear in its October issue, available on newsstands Sept. 24.