Babson College Reviews
Babson is cool but very niche and focused (on business vs a liberal arts college). But out of most of the "B" schools, Babson is the best.
My experience at Babson college has been fantastic from an educational perspective. The course work has been tremendous for anyone who wants a future career in business and the large majority of professors I have had have been fantastic. The school is very diverse, located in a great area, and feels safe at all times. I would strongly recommend Babson to anyone who knows that they want to pursue a business related career.
Wonderful and inclusive atmosphere that caters to people with a wide variety of interests. Notorious for its academics and very promising of a high Return on Investment following graduation.
Academics, Babson is great. Everything else, not so much. If you live on campus, you'd have a terrible time. Dorms / Housing, heat only comes on randomly during the winter, and at weird hours. Residence life is the worst office on campus; they're too preoccupied with petty nonsense, and make life miserable for all residents. Public safety isn't the greatest either; they will randomly give parking violations, even if you parked in the correct parking lot.
Babson College has amazing professor and motivated students. The courses are difficult but manageable. Babson emphasizes entrepreneurial mindset in almost all of its classes and even clubs and organizations. The dining hall on campus is very average, but not terrible. The surrounding Wellesley area is very nice and surburban. Boston is about 30 mins away.
Great and engaging community, great setting rural setting just outside of Boston. A beautiful campus and challenging academic program.
Such an inspiring school! While it is considered a business school, so many different people with varying backgrounds combine their personal interests with their passion for business to create unique careers and opportunities for themselves and others. The school often promotes diversity and inclusion, but they could work a little harder on the inclusion portion!
Absolutely amazing! Good Professors that have tons of business experience. The alumni association is supportive. We recently held our centennial and that is changing up the campus a lot in a better positive way. We are building a new recreational center, library, and park. The location is priceless if you love the suburban vibe. We are right across the Wellesley Country Club. The food is dramatically improving.
Babson is a great school with many resources and great professors with real-world experience. It is a good place to get your hands dirty if you put the effort in. They could definitely work on the food and housing, considering the tuition.
The professors are outstanding - always willing to help and are incredibly experienced in their respective fields. Great school for aspiring entrepreneurs!
Babson is unlike any other institution. If you are at all interested in Business and want to make money with a great career, go here. Every person here is unique and amazing. The small school dynamic is special, and we are all fondled here by the staff unlike state schools which have automated systems. Small, personal classes with hands on learning define this school. If you want to party, you can join greek life or an org, or go out in Boston. A car on campus helps but if you don't have one, your friend probably will. A LOT of international students as well, definitely a plus.
This school has a great ROI. That is about all that it has. Campus life is terrible, housing is sub-par, food is horrible. If you are looking for a school to have a good time at, I highly recommend you look elsewhere. This school truly is not a college, rather it is a glorified boarding school. It is VERY diverse and to the point where certain groups only hang out with themselves. Sports teams are not good and no one attends their games. Parties are only thrown in "the suites" which are basically dorm rooms. Other than that this school does everything it can to hinder students from having a true college experience. I cannot stress this enough; This school is not fun and I only recommend going here if you just want to get an education and do not care about your social life.
Babson has a very small undergraduate student population. I love it because it forms a tight community for the students. The dorms are amazing and cozy. All the dorms are on campus so it is easy to commute to class and back. The classes are also small so you can really connect with the professors and learn more. There are many student resources on campus to help you land internships or study abroad.
Very good academics unlike other schools which have big lecture halls. At Babson, you are expected to be very engaged in class and do your work. Everything is perfect at Babson except the location. On weekends, a lot of people go to Boston which is about a 20-30 minute drive. Babson is definitely worth it if you plan on pursuing a business career. The people you make connections here are worth it alone. We don't get much attention college rankings since its a school that only has business as a major but the academic environment here is definitely top tier.
Love Babson. Professors and community really care about their students and are dedicated to helping you find your path.
So far, my experience has been great! The school gave me the opportunity to network with people from all around the world. It has truly opened the doors to many opportunities.
Amazing experience so far. At first I was nervous about the social life and strength of academics, but so far I could not have made a better decision. My classes are challenging, but manageable and I've already made a great group of friends.
Babson has been a phenomenal experience thus far. The professors genuinely care and push you to be your best, and the courses are pleasingly challenging. Campus is gorgeous and the people the populate it are great. If I were to change anything about it, I would want it to be a bit bigger (maybe 3,000 students) so that you have the small campus feel and community but see more faces around.
So I got lucky in the lottery and got Park Manor West. I might be biased but it is the best residence hall here. The rooms are way bigger than the ones in Forest Hall and PMW is located quite near all the classroom halls. A lot of activities are also held in proximity to PMW. There's barely any party in PMW which suits me perfectly.
I haven't been to a single athletic event but then again it's only the second week of school so who knows. I am surprised that there's an actual gym here. They have workout sessions as well if you want to join.