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The CITRIS Foundry tech incubator at UC Berkeley is one example of the thriving culture of entrepreneurship at UC campuses. entrepreneurial ranking

Rank Campus
2. UC Berkeley
16. UCLA
22. UC San Diego
30. UC Irvine
49. UC Davis


University of California campuses, routinely ranked among the best academic institutions in the country, can add entrepreneurship to their lists of accolades. named five UC campuses to its top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Schools in America, a list of universities that provide an environment that spawns new businesses.

UC Berkeley ranked second to Stanford on the list, a reflection of the schools' close ties and physical proximity to the high-tech hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Davis also made the top 50.

In compiling the rankings,’s assessed the average rankings of a university’s graduate computer science and MBA programs, the average earnings of its graduates and the institution’s metro area ranking for entrepreneurial activity. said ranked colleges have support networks for entrepreneurial activity and often have business incubators to help move new technologies from the lab to the marketplace.