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UD among best in nation for entrepreneurship

The University of Dayton is among the top 10 in the nation for entrepreneurship among schools with under 10,000 undergraduates, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

UD also ranked in the Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies overall for the 17th consecutive year for outstanding faculty, robust mentoring, and networking support for students, according to Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Rob Franek. 

“Our students have powerful experiences — starting businesses, working alongside local entrepreneurs, acting as angel investors, and more, all while benefiting from strong relationships with faculty,” said Vincent Lewis, UD’s associate vice president of entrepreneurial initiatives. 

Students connect with local businesses at The Hub Powered by PNC Bank, one of the largest university-anchored innovations spaces in the country, which embeds undergraduates in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as through the Greater West Dayton Incubator, which supports Black, female and other underrepresented entrepreneurs.

They can compete in UD’s Flyer Pitch new venture competition, among the largest contests of its kind at the collegiate level with more than $150,000 in cash prizes and $50,000 of in-kind support; gain experience through Flyer Enterprises, one of the largest student-run corporations in the country with annual revenues of $2.1 million and nearly 200 employees; manage the $1 million Flyer Angels fund; and work with small businesses and nonprofits on microloans and projects through Flyer Consulting.

For more information about the entrepreneurship program at University of Dayton visit the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership website.

The Princeton Review’s top 50 list is featured in the December issue of Entrepreneur.


News and Communications Staff