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.
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.
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.