Looking for a university that puts a major emphasis on development of the entrepreneurial spirit?

Then check out the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says Forbes Magazine.

UNC-CH is America’s “most entrepreneurial campus,” according to Forbes and The Princeton Review, which conducted the survey.

“UNC Chapel Hill offers an undergraduate business degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship and, next fall, will allow students in its Colleges of Arts and Sciences to minor in entrepreneurship,” Forbes said in citing UNC’s winning qualifications. “Students can participate in programs and activities including the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative, the Carolina Entrepreneurship Club and Students in Free Enterprise.

“School-sponsored programs like The Carolina Launch program guide students through the process of starting their own venture,” Forbes added.

The magazine didn’t mention UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School, which offers a top-notch graduate program.

Selection criteria included: offering a four-year degree in entrepreneurship; prominent alumni who are entrepreneurs; officially recognized clubs and organizations for entrepreneurship; and programs to help students launch businesses.

Forbes cited Erskine Bowles, now running for the US Senate, and J.R. Hyde III of AutoZone as UNC’s entrepreneurial graduates.

The top 25 list of universities for the “entrepreneurially minded” also include Notre Dame (second) followed by Louisiana State, Northeastern University, Indiana University, Carnegie Mellon, Syracuse, University of Arizona and University of Iowa.

Georgia Tech ranked 17th.

In a related list, UNC was ranked as the fifth most connected campus in terms of technology. The University of Georgia was ranked 10th.

Forbes: www.forbes.com