For these students, the college experience is no four-year party. These start-up founders are focused on their future, raising capital for companies revolutionizing the business landscape.
To find these emerging start-ups, PrivCo sifted through its enormous database of private companies to pinpoint some of today's most promising young entrepreneurs and their trailblazing ideas, each hatched on a college campus near you.
"It's been a focus for colleges to really get behind their entrepreneurs" through entrepreneurship clubs and incubators, said Evan Danckwerth, PrivCo senior financial analyst, in an interview with CNBC.
"That's the big difference between now and 10 years ago, when it was more people like Mark Zuckerberg working on businesses in a dorm room," he said.
Click ahead to find out more about some of the most promising start-ups founded by current undergraduate and graduate students.
By CNBC's Katie Little
Published 19 April 2016