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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
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The word that typically comes up when people mention Babson is “entrepreneurship.” That’s because the Babson alumni network includes many prominent entrepreneurs, including Jamie Siminoff, the inventor of Ring video doorbells, and Arthur Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot. Plus, every first-year student at Babson creates and runs a business through our renowned Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course.

Entrepreneurship at Babson means many things. You don’t need to start a business to be entrepreneurial—here, hands-on learning experiences help you develop the problem-solving skills to be successful in any organization. In our close-knit community just outside of Boston, students from diverse backgrounds are busy finding new ways to make a positive social and economic impact on the world. If you’re excited to discover new ways of thinking and doing, we encourage you to learn more.

Babson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 2
Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Range
1270-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,587/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$38,895/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
50%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
24%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,361Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Entrepreneurial
    36%
  • Willing to do whatever it takes
    36%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Hardworking
    9%
  • Too motivated
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.33 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Entrepreneurial
    27%
  • Kick-ass
    20%
  • Extra
    13%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Dreadful
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $96,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    91%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    90%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

    Babson College Reviews

    348 reviews
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    I think Babson has been the best decision I have made. Regardless of some up and down experiences with professors(which is normal), the over experience has been very ->diverse, international-friendly, open, and encouraging. You feel supported on the campus by the faculty and professors. The ambitiousness of your fellow students keeps you moving forward as well. And housing and dining have been improving over the years. Highly recommended!
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    So far, Babson has been incredible. Faculty are dedicated to the success of their students in the classroom, and the administration seems set on making the student living experience as enjoyable as possible. Everyone is driven to succeed, and although the course load often seems overwhelming the environment created by the student body is encouraging. I just wish more people would attend athletic events! The teams here are amazing! I will note that a few if the buildings feel a little out dated.
    Babson's education is good but not amazing. Classes heavily rely on group work, which has perks, but with the massive con that a lot of your education comes from your peers who are also fresh out of high school, instead of your professor with a PHD in their fields. A select handful of mandatory classes are genuinely challenging, and a good amount of classes are genuinely interesting. What can not be stressed enough though, is the dire state of the food. The dining hall is an afterthought for administration but a three meal a day occurrence for students. I've known people to become ill, find metals, and large patches of mold in their food. Staff can be rude, and administration largely refuses to listen. I would recommend Babson to a peer based on the environment and education without a doubt. But the food is so bad, for four years of your life, that I would seriously recommend looking elsewhere for a college.