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UD among best in nation for entrepreneurship

The University of Dayton has one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country, according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

UD also was ranked in the top 10 for Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies with fewer than 10,000 undergraduates. It’s the 18th consecutive year UD has been recognized for outstanding faculty, experiential learning, robust mentoring and networking support for students.

“UD students have the opportunity to launch their own microbusinesses, lead one of the largest student-run corporations in the country, work alongside entrepreneurs, direct microloans, act as angel investors, and more, 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 innovation spaces in the country, 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 with annual revenues of $2.7 million and over 250 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