From the School

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.

Overview

Applicants
6,086
Acceptance Rate
28%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 640
SAT Math
610 - 700
ACT Composite
26 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
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

Overall

From The School

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.

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. “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.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
257
with Terminal Degree
185

168
Men
89
Women
36
Minority
9
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
93%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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.

Daniel Gerber '20
Founder, Gerber

Overview

From The School

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
92
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
$31,294

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 Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

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.

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 most 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.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,106
Out of State
78%

International
36%
Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics

15.86%
Asian
5.74%
African-American
13.54%
Hispanic
52.93%
Caucasian
8.64%
Unknown
35.78%
International

45% female
55% male
78% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

From The School

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.

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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
81%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
93
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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
8

14% join a fraternity
18% 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
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University

Sustainability

Indeed, hundreds of undergrads participate in AC UnPlugged, a month-long residence hall electricity conservation competition. Further, students and faculty members alike volunteer at the Sherman Community Garden. The garden allows the college to foster relationships with its neighbors and grow food for community garden members. Another popular project is the Sneed Prairie Restoration. Here, undergrads and professors work to restore the native tallgrass prairie. To date, over 700 people have joined in this effort

Green Rating
95
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

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
35

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
Horn Library, Trim Dining Hall


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
clauer@babson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

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
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Key Stats

6,086
Applicants
2,106
Size
28%
Acceptance Rate
1250
SAT Scores

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