From the School

Babson College is a small, private business college located just outside of Boston, MA, founded in 1919 by Roger Babson most well known as the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship for the 21st consecutive time and as the No. 1 college for international students . There are many ways to make an impact in the world-the people of Babson prove it every day. Our community-composed of students, staff, alumni, faculty, and friends of the college-is committed to embodying the spirit of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® in a wide variety of roles, companies, and industries.

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Overview

Applicants
7,122
Acceptance Rate
24%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
620 - 730
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 2


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.1:1
Total Faculty
266
with Terminal Degree
201

165
Men
101
Women
35
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
92%

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.


Students Say

Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has a straightforward goal: to create entrepreneurs through an integrated curriculum of business fundamentals and liberal arts. Students here “not only study innovation but learn to embody it,” graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. Each student can select one or two concentrations (similar to a major) in order to hone their degree more centrally to their interests, ranging from Statistical Modeling to Global Business Management, but all must participate in pre-set Core Experiences, including a First-Year Seminar and the yearlong, “exciting [and] stimulating” Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME). FME puts students into small groups in which they develop and launch an actual business venture, innovations that then donate all proceeds to charity. Babson prides itself on this type of unique and innovative curriculum, which incorporates “project-based classes,” “lots of out-of-classroom work,” and “tons … of funding opportunities” for travel, conferences, and research. Students love the sense of academic direction they are given from the start, as “the school has very specific learning goals and makes it clear as to what path you are heading down.”The core of academics at Babson are the “engaged professors with real-world experience” who call upon that experience to improve classroom learning: “They don’t just pull everything from a textbook,” says a student. In fact, faculty have achieved “great accomplishments in their respective fields” and are “really able to speak to things students will need in the workplace.” Instructors will also meet with students “outside of the classroom to … offer advice on … business ventures,” fostering entrepreneurial insight in students’ free time. Extra help in that regard is offered by an alumni network that “is very responsive given how small and community-like Babson is.” Plus, “the entrepreneurial education … is particularly appealing to employers.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Jennifer Bailey
Assistant Professor, Technology, Operation, and Information

Wiljeana Jackson Glover
Assistant Professor, Technology, Operations, and Information

Keith Rollag
Associate Professor and Chair, Management Division

Raj Sisodia
FW Olin Distinguished Professor , Global Business

Andrew Corbett
Professor and Chair, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Division

Prominent Alumni


Arthur Blank '63
Co-founder and Co-chair, The Home Depot

Polina Raygorodskaya '08
Co-founder and CEO of Wanderu (the leading ground travel search in North America, helping millions of people monthly find great deals on bus and train travel)

Eric Johnson '72
President and CEO, Baldwin Richardson Foods (leading manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients for global brands including McDonald?s, Dunkin? Donuts, Kellogg?s, General Mills, and PepsiCo)

Gustavo Cisneros '68
Chairman and CEO of the Cisneros Group (one of the largest privately held Spanish-language media and entertainment companies)

Cyril Camus '91
Chairman, CAMUS Cognac (Cyril?has became the fifth generation of the same family to run the high-end cognac company headquartered in Cognac, France.)

Alberto Perlman '98
Co-founder & CEO, Zumba Fitness LLC

Katherine Drew Jaspon '98
Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin Brands

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
92%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$72,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$133,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$71,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$149,400

Percent High Job Meaning
0%

Percent STEM
37%


Students Say

Given the entrepreneurial focus of Babson, students here “tend to be heavily invested in their life after Babson and in setting themselves up for a comfortable career.” It’s also helpful that “the alumni network is learning very responsive given how small and communitylike Babson is.” That adds together and proves to be successful too, as the school has “wonderful job and graduate placement numbers”: 99 percent of students were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation. The Center for Career Development “is one of the most active voices on campus and constantly has extremely useful events” that connect students with learning opportunities such as Management Consulting Field Experience. Additionally, the “extensive time taken to teach students here how to view the world through an entrepreneurial lens” is well-known to employers, “making Babson standout candidates for jobs.”

Many alumni we interviewed agree that Babson's renown in entrepreneurship drew them to the school; standing that is due, in part, to the internationally recognized immersion course, Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME). The program attracts many students to the College, including alumnus Ross Beyeler, the founder of Growth Spark, who was "immediately hooked" on the idea of starting a business his first year. In the yearlong FME program, the college loans teams of first-year students $3,000 to launch their own businesses under the tutelage of two dedicated faculty members. Students learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, information systems, and operations, as well as the integrated role these functions play in a business. As part of their work, students also establish a partnership with a local social services agency. The team donates eighty hours of community service to their partner agency and all the profits from their business after paying back the college's initial loan. The value of this award-winning course is clear. Dr. Candida Brush, vice provost of global entrepreneurial leadership at Babson, explains, "Because of this signature learning experience, our freshmen are ‘changed' because they have entrepreneurial skills by the end of their second semester." Students recognize this value as well. "I compare my education to what my peers are receiving at other schools, and feel very confident that I'm more than prepared to compete in the working world," a business administration major confides.

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$40,546

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$39,436

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,915

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,013

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$40,546

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$51,104
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,112

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,936

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,312
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,342
Foreign Countries Represented
77

Demographics

12.17%
Asian
5.04%
African-American
10.97%
Hispanic
36.64%
Caucasian
4.95%
Unknown
27.84%
International

48% female
52% male
73% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

This is “a very tight-knit community among both students and professors,” and people here are “active, involved, and love to get out of the classroom to be together.” The student body has “many international students,” which “gives it a real business setting.” Better yet, students here are “humble but passionate about business.” It’s commonly said that you “need to be self-disciplined to survive here,” and that holds true since all students seem to “have a certain ambition and drive” on campus. You won’t have to worry much about entrepreneurial competition at Babson, though, as everyone is “very professional [and] focused on networking and making connections.” And those connections are plentiful with the diversity of backgrounds brought to the school each year: There are “many extremely wealthy students along with many students who receive full financial aid.” But regardless of background, “the business mentality is prominent in the entire student body.” This is evidenced by the great lengths some will go to in order to promote their entrepreneurial efforts: “I don’t think I’ve ever entered a bathroom stall without a link or poster for a start-up or FME venture posted on the wall,” says one student.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
79%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Going hand-in-hand with the academic drive of students, class and work occupy most of the week, and “fun is something that is saved for weekends or late nights,” explains one Babson Beaver. On those weekdays and nights not spent in class, students are “encouraged to take on some type of leadership position or at least be engaged in one or multiple clubs,” so meetings flesh out the open hours. That might seem like a lot, but not for this motivated group—“because of the heavy emphasis on entrepreneurship, there is no ‘I will do it later’ attitude”—and it’s not unusual for students “to be working on several other ventures and competitions outside of their classes and school-related extracurriculars.” From a social perspective, “intelligence and achievement [are] valued,” and “you would never hear someone boast about not doing their homework.” Academics aside, Wellesley is “a beautiful place to explore, grab a bite to eat, and shop,” and “since there is no class on Fridays, students will take weekend trips.” For those willing to travel a little further, Boston is relatively close, and students often “spend … days in the city visiting new places, restaurants, [and] museums.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Mary Powell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

N/A

Documentation Required for ADHD

N/A

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
115
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
8

13% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

17% participate in intramural sports
17% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Beavers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Beavers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University

Sustainability

One of the first things you notice when strolling Babson College’s tree-filled campus is a gigantic 28-foot-wide sculpture of planet Earth. The Babson Globe—for some years the largest rotating globe on the planet—is a visual indication of Babson’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. A signatory of the ACUPCC, Babson considers sustainability not only desirable but an obligation. Seventy-five percent of the college’s 350-acre campus is maintained organically. In 2010, Babson established its Sustainability Office with help from GreenerU, Inc., an organization that focuses on innovative sustainability services for higher education. That year also saw Babson become a STARS® Charter Participant. After a year-long review, it received STARs' Silver rating in 2011. Park Manor West, the newest residence hall on campus, has been built to LEED Silver standards, Babson’s minimum for new construction. Babson’s cafeterias focus on green foods, serving delicious items grown sustainably on local farms and orchards. When students need a caffeinated study boost, they can purchase fair trade coffee on campus. As a business school, Babson College’s green initiatives often focus on pairing sustainability and careers, a growing part of the economy. In spring 2012, the career center kicked off a focus on sustainability. Students can apply to be interns at the Sustainability Office for a hands-on experience. In 2013, a composting pilot was launched, and it has since been expanded to all dining locations on campus.

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Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Connection, Lenovo, Targus

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Address
Lunder Admission Center
Babson Park, MA 02457

Phone
800-488-3696

Email
ugradadmission@babson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Reynolds Campus Center
Horn Library
Trim Dining Hall
Sorenson Center for the Arts
Webster Athletic Center


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; select Saturday & Sundays
8:30am-4:30pm
800-488-3696

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; plus 12:00 p.m. in the summer
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport is approximately 12 miles from campus. Taxis are available for the ride to campus, but they are quite expensive. Public transportation is more economical. Take the MBTA train from the Airport (Blue Line) inbound into Boston. Transfer at Government Center to the Green Line, and take the Riverside train to Riverside Station. From there, you can take a taxi for the 3-mile ride to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses run to Boston.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-90 (Massachusetts Tpke.), exit to I-95/Route 128 S. Follow I-95 to Exit 20B (Route 9W). Continue on Rte. 9 W for 1.9 miles and take the Rte. 16 exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Rte. 16 W. (Washington St.). Follow Rte. 16 W. for half a mile and turn left at the traffic lights onto Forest St. Follow Forest St. for 1 mile to the stop sign. Proceed straight through the intersection for .2 miles. The main entrance to the Babson campus will be on your right.

Local Accommodations
Stay right on campus at the Babson Center for Executive Education (781-239-4000). Afforadable, luxurious accomodations which include a great breakfast. Courtyard Marriott 342 Speen Street, Natick 800-321-2211 or 508-655-6100 Crowne Plaza 1360 Worcester Road (Rte. 9 East), Natick 508-653-8800 Travelodge Natick 1350 Worcester Road, Natick 508-655-2222