LMU Excels at Building Company Builders
Where should startup starters start? Loyola Marymount University. LMU ranks among the nation’s finest schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies, according to The Princeton Review.
LMU is No. 14 on the company’s 2016 list of the best schools for students aspiring to launch their own businesses. The rankings are based on a 60-question survey of more than 300 institutions across the country and consider factors such as commitment to entrepreneurship education inside and outside the classroom; the percentage of faculty, students and alumni involved in successful entrepreneurial endeavors; mentorship programs; scholarship funding and more.
“This was the first time The Princeton Review took into consideration the track records of graduates,” says David Choi, director of the College of Business Administration’s entrepreneurship program. “We are being recognized because our students and graduates have been successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors. I am thrilled for our faculty, staff, students and alumni.”
The Princeton Review’s recognition of LMU’s entrepreneurship program comes on the heels of the university’s No. 3 ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s best regional universities in the West. Additionally, U.S. News also lauded LMU’s business programs in particular, ranking the undergraduate entrepreneurship program as No. 7 nationwide, marketing as No. 14 and accounting as No. 19.
In partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review has reported entrepreneurship rankings annually since 2006. In the past six years, LMU has moved up the rankings consistently, from No. 22 in 2010 for best undergraduate entrepreneurship program to No. 14 now. For the full 2016 list, visit www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.