PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University is usually named the No.1 stone cold sober school. Now they’ve been given another top recognition.
The Princeton Review has named BYU’s entrepreneurship undergraduate program No. 2 in the country this year. The review says that BYU graduates started 320 companies in the last five years alone, many of which have become successful Utah businesses such as Qualtrics, Property Solutions, and 1-800-CONTACTS, just to name a few.
“Everybody’s so friendly. You can approach professors, you can approach people any time,” said BYU student Lee Chang.
Chang started his own company, Venga, that he described as a Tinder for landlords and tenants.
“I think today if I was at any other college besides BYU, we wouldn’t be where we are,” Chang said.
Managing partner of Peak Venture Capital and BYU professor Sid Krommenhoek said the LDS faith makes BYU unique.
“That’s the life-blood of it all, is that there is just a curiosity and a fearlessness in people,” he said.
In addition to the recognition, Forbes Magazine has given Salt Lake City the nickname the “next tech Mecca.”
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