And while you might get the best shot at angel and venture capital cash at Stanford, to protect your company from failing you should go to New York University. None of the companies founded by NYU grads died out in the past four years, according to the study. Whatever you do, stay away from UPenn and its 9% startup failure rate — the highest of the group.
Finally, those who are hoping to start a company that gets acquired by someone else should study hard (and ace their SATs) to get into MIT. 22% of startups from the science- and technology-focused university were purchased in the four-year period.