Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus
Babson College campus

From the School

Nationally recognized as No. 1 in entrepreneurship for 18 years and ranked the number 1 college in America by Money magazine, Babson College provides a dynamic living and learning experience. Our students, faculty, and staff work together to address real-world problems and make a difference in the world through Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. This close-knit community gets involved, has fun, and builds lifelong relationships. Students discover their strengths, pursue their passions, and create their own path to success.

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. As the only school to teach Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, Babson shapes the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose. Every day, Babson students, faculty, alumni, and staff address real-world business and societal problems, creating sustainable economic and social value in today’s fast-paced global economy.

Overall

From The School

Babson College bases its acceptance of students on both academic and nonacademic factors. The academic factors include high school record, recommendations, standardized test scores, and essays. The nonacademic factors include extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, character/personal qualities, volunteer work, work experience, creativity and enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute to the Babson community in meaningful ways. Graduation from secondary school is required for admission. The most competitive students have taken approximately 5 solid academic courses per year at the highest available level (Honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate). The SAT I or ACT with writing is required for admission. The TOEFL or IELTS is required for students who are nonnative English speakers. Babson offers several application programs. Students may apply Early Decision (binding process), Early Action or Regular Decision. The deadline for Early Decision and Early Action is November 1. The Regular Decision Deadline is January 4. Transfer students may apply for September entrance by March 15 and for January entrance by October 15.

Overview

Applicants
6,199
Acceptance Rate
26%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 30

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Action
November 1

Regular
January 1

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

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

With an emphasis on hands-on experiential learning, our academic program is uniquely designed for students who want to study business with an entrepreneurial mindset. Babson shapes the leaders our world needs most: those who can envision and navigate change, understand global perspectives, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. Our focus on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® enables students to discover their strengths, pursue their interests, and create their own path to success. Babson offers additional academic programs including experiential learning programs, a first-year seminar, independent study, an honors program, a student-managed endowment fund and much more. Also, all students develop, launch, manage and liquidate their own businesses with money loaned by Babson during their first year as part of Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship. Students also have the opportunity to work as consultants to external organizations as part of the Management Consulting Field Experience.

Majors and Degrees Offered

At Babson College, concentrations are an optional way for you to organize your advanced studies, and certify that your focus of study is on your final transcript. Students may choose to plan their course of study around one of twenty-seven optional concentrations in both business and liberal arts disciplines.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
254
with Terminal Degree
189

162
Men
92
Women
34
Minority
10
International

Most frequent class size
30 - 39
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
82%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General


Students Say

An AASCB-accredited business school with both graduate and undergraduate programs, Babson College “aims to create future leaders” through an “innovative curriculum” emphasizing “entrepreneurial thought and action.” In the first year, incoming “freshman essentially take the same core classes,” which include the yearlong Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course, teamtaught by two professors. “Class size is generally between 20–60 students,” which means there is plenty of opportunity for group work and discussion (here, attendance and participation are often factored into your final grade). “Engaging and approachable,” professors not only “encourage creativity” but “express a genuine concern for student learning.” In fact, “most professors are quick to give out their numbers/Skypes and are available at odd hours, even when they are not on campus.” Relying heavily on “case-based learning,” Babson professors “had successful business careers” before joining the faculty, and “the material that we learn in the classroom is applicable to the current business world.” At the same time, the school maintains a “great sense of corporate social responsibility,” making Babson an appropriate choice for students with diverse career goals, from future bankers to start-up visionaries. Here, you’ll meet “students who are heavily invested in starting their own businesses…while others are studying how environmental justice and conservationism plays a role in the corporate world and how environmentalism is evolving in the business world.” Savvy business students see a good return on investment at Babson. Despite the wavering economy, one student states that “Over 99 percent of Babson students either have a job or are pursuing higher education six months after graduation.” Plus, “students have direct access to all of the Babson alumni, who are always helpful.”

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

Prominent Alumni


Arthur Blank '63
Co-Chair and Co-founder Home Depot

Roger Enrico '65
Chairman, DreamWorks Animation SKG

Craig Benson '77
Founder Cabletron Systems

Gustavo Cisneros '68
Chairman and CEO of the Cisnero Group

Ernesto Bertarelli '89
Founder, Serono S.A.

Deborah DeSantis '85
President & CEO of the Corporation for Supportive Housing

Alberto Perlman '98
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zumba Fitness LLC

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
82%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years

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:

Median Starting Salary
$59,700

Median Mid-Career Salary
$123,000

Alumni with High Job Meaning
39%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
97

Students Say

There’s no question that a degree from Babson helps lead to professional success. As one highly content junior explains, “Because of the professors’ connections as well as school reputation in the business world, job and internship opportunities are abundant.”?In fact, “99 percent of Babson students either have a job or are pursuing higher education six months after graduation...in this economy/job market that’s fantastic!” Certainly, the Career Development Office helps to fuel this success. The office hosts many industry spotlights (for accounting, finance, etc.) and even has employers-in-residence! Students can hobnob with representatives from Ernst & Young and Fidelity Investments (just to name a few). Finally, given all the business acumen acquired at this school, it’s no surprise that the average starting salary of recent grads is $59,700 (according to Payscale.com).

Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

2015-16 Academic Year Tuition: $46,784 Room (basic double): $9,634 Board (unlimited meals + 175 dining dollars): $5,294

Financial Aid

Babson is committed to educating students from diverse backgrounds, and we will do all we can to make it financially possible for any student to attend Babson. In 2015-2016, Babson is awarding $34 million from its own funds to undergraduate students. Federal and state grants, loans, and work-study are awarded based on financial need. Students who wish to apply for financial aid should submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and FAFSA by February 15.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Tuition at Babson is $45,120. On-campus housing (note: the average room is a double) will cost roughly $9,354. The meal plan will run students an additional $5,140. Books and supplies are anticipated to cost $1,020. Lastly, it’s recommended that undergrads set aside another $1,750 to cover personal expenses that are bound to pop up throughout the year.

Bang For Your Buck

Though on paper the cost might seem high, Babson is known for offering “excellent financial aid.” A grateful senior notes, “[For] an independent paying my own tuition, the financial aid office has made Babson College affordable.” More specifically, the average financial aid package awarded is approximately $37,060. Impressively, Babson doles out $39 million in undergraduate aid, with $32 million coming directly from scholarships and grants. Roughly 50 percent of the student population receives some sort of aid. And, most importantly, Babson is able to meet nearly 98 percent of incoming students’ demonstrated need.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,705

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$35,332

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,532

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,290

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
41%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$33,705

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$46,784
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,036
Transportation for Commuters
$1,774

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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Babson offers students an extensive variety of student activities. More than 95 student-run clubs, organizations, and conference opportunities are available across every interest spectrum. Some of these activities include: dance groups, theater, literary magazine, cultural groups, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student news source, business focused, service related and much, much more. The school also has three fraternities and three sororities, representing approximately 19 percent of the undergraduate student population. Students also have a wide variety of leadership program opportunities across campus that allow them to develop as entrepreneurs with a global mindset. Additionally, these co-curricular opportunities include 22 NCAA Division III (11 men's and 11 women's) intercollegiate athletic teams. Many Babson students also engage in a variety of intramural and club sport activities throughout the academic year. We are also proud to offer class-based programs for our students to provide opportunities to develop their learning, purpose, and network each of their four years at Babson.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,107
Out of State
72%

International
37%
Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics

15.63%
Asian
6.55%
African-American
13.29%
Hispanic
52.79%
Caucasian
8.24%
Unknown
36.64%
International

47% female
53% male
72% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

You’ll find a few predominant “types” on campus—“wealthy international students,” New England prep-school graduates, athletes—though students say Babson is a “diverse” school, “with about 30 percent of the student body coming from outside of the United States.” Some Babson undergraduates are “taking on a lot of loans to come here,” but students notice that many of their classmates “come from affluent families” and favor a “preppy” style (“not a lot of interesting tattoos, piercings, multicolored hair, etc.”). Movers and shakers, “people are very social” at Babson, and most “have large networks of friends.” It’s worth noting, however, that “students at Babson are very focused on building connections with as many people as possible and act in a more professional manner than the typical college student.” On that note, Babson undergrads are “passionate about business,” and they are all “very motivated and driven to succeed” in their chosen field. In short, “Babson College attracts creative, hardworking, extremely passionate individuals that want to turn their passions into businesses.”

Overview

From The School


Location

This 370-acre suburban campus is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This is the ideal charming New England town, a classic setting for a college environment. Just 14 miles outside of Boston, students here are sure to experience the best of both worlds: the quaintness of small town life bordering the cultural and social excitement of the big city. Although Boston is accessible by means of public transportation, approximately half of all students have cars.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Babson's contemporary facilities provide students with access to dynamic academic and social resources. Students frequent the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Center, the Richard W. Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center, the Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts, the Webster Athletic Center, the Glavin Family Chapel, and the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. These centers offer students a state-of-the-art campus experience. Horn Library houses an extensive business collection of print, media, and computerized information resources. Students have campus-wide access to newspapers, journals, investment analyst reports, corporate records, directories, and international information. They also benefit from numerous electronic research and news services that supplement a selection of the best business and liberal arts books, newspapers, journals, CD-ROMs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, and videodiscs. It also holds the Sir Isaac Newton Collection, archives, and a museum. The school is a member of a library consortium, which allows students to borrow books from other libraries. The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, a joint venture between the Finance Division and Horn Library, exemplifies Babson College's innovative, real-world approach to business education and applied research. It is the hub for investment education programs, finance-related student organizations and a forum for thought leadership where industry practitioners, faculty and students collaborate, exchange ideas and learn from one another. The Center's programs and resources enhance understanding of the importance of investments and finance in funding the growth engines of the global economy. Wireless access is available everywhere on campus. Every incoming Babson undergraduate student receives a leased ThinkPad Yoga series laptop. After their sophomore year, Babson students return their laptops and receive brand new laptops, which are then returned at the end of their senior year. When students graduate, they have the option to purchase their current laptop at a very attractive price or a new laptop at Babson's discounted rate. Babson provides network accounts for student use complete with Internet access and a Babson Gmail account, including all Google Apps for Education.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Babson is a living/learning laboratory in which entrepreneurship is infused throughout our curricular and cocurricular offerings. This means that student life is not just what you can do outside the classroom, it’s how the 154 hours per week you’re not in the classroom can help to make you the entrepreneur you want to be. With our student-centered, action-learning model, the Babson experience is a seamless blend of theory and practice, solitary reflection and group activities, leadership and fellowship, and the freedom to make your own way, according to your particular goals, interests, and tastes. Maybe you hadn’t thought that music and dance, sports and fitness, and clubs based on recreational interests or cultural backgrounds are part of the educational experience. But, being entrepreneurial means living entrepreneurially, and that’s life at Babson: fun, eclectic, and innovative.

Student Organizations & Activities

Babson offers students an extensive variety of student activities. More than 95 student-run clubs, organizations, and conference opportunities are available across every interest spectrum. Some of these activities include: dance groups, theater, literary magazine, cultural groups, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student news source, business focused, service related and much, much more. The school also has three fraternities and three sororities, representing approximately 19 percent of the undergraduate student population. Students also have a wide variety of leadership program opportunities across campus that allow them to develop as entrepreneurs with a global mindset. Additionally, these co-curricular opportunities include 22 NCAA Division III (11 men's and 11 women's) intercollegiate athletic teams. Many Babson students also engage in a variety of intramural and club sport activities throughout the academic year. We are also proud to offer class-based programs for our students to provide opportunities to develop their learning, purpose, and network each of their four years at Babson.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Outside the classroom, Babson’s serious overachievers “get involved with the campus in as many ways as possible—Greek life, athletics, special interest groups, community service organizations”—with many holding leadership positions in at least one of those activities, often as early as freshman year. Highly career-focused, “Students constantly think about landing an internship or being the best candidate for employment,” while some “come to Babson having already started several ventures and then go on to run several more while in school.” Busy as they are, most undergrads also maintain a vibrant social life. Come the weekend, students flock to “themed parties” and fraternity shindigs, or gather at the “pub on campus,” a popular destination for students over 21. That said, “while there are a good number of parties on-campus, it’s not so prevalent that students feel pressured to drink to have a good time or fit in.” From campus, the school operates “shuttles into Boston that go up until 2:00 a.m. on the weekends,” letting students spend the day in the city without driving.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
6

14% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

14% participate in intramural sports
19% 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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
1

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, GovConnection

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

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 Saturdays and Sund
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.; 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 Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
ugradadmission@babson.edu

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 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