From the School

Babson College is a small, private business college located just outside of Boston, MA, founded in 1919 by Roger Babson most well known as the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship for the 21st consecutive time. There are many ways to make an impact in the world?the people of Babson prove it every day. Our community?composed of students, staff, alumni, faculty, and friends of the college?is committed to embodying the spirit of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action? in a wide variety of roles, companies, and industries.

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 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 2. Transfer students may apply for September entrance by March 15 and for January entrance by October 15.


Overview

Applicants
7,122
Acceptance Rate
24%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
620 - 730
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 680

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 750

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 2


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


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Academic Programs


Students can customize their business degree with optional concentrations. We currently offer 27 concentrations.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree to future leaders looking to create social and economic value around the world. The academic experience at Babson is uniquely designed for students who want to study business while developing an entrepreneurial mindset and gaining real-world experience. Our focus on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action? enables you to discover your strengths, pursue your passions, and create your path to success.

At Babson, you learn to:
  • Think entrepreneurially, turning ideas into action
  • Communicate effectively when writing and speaking
  • Understand global and multicultural perspectives
  • Lead teams effectively to tackle challenges
  • Analyze data to gain insights and develop strategies
  • Create socially responsible and ethical business solutions



Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.1:1
Total Faculty
266
with Terminal Degree
201

165
Men
101
Women
35
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.


Students Say

A private business school in Massachusetts, Babson College provides a "culture of entrepreneurship" and "fosters collaboration through group work and unconventional assignments." "We live and breathe business," says one business administration major, of the tight-knit, "diverse" group of undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Babson seeks to create an environment of "entrepreneurship among a community of goal-driven and disciplined students," and integral to this vision is the mandatory course Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship. Through this course first-year Babson "students get to work in small teams to start and run an actual business of their choosing, [and there] is always a friendly competition between all of the companies to make the most profit and unit sales." Students say their "professors are passionate about the course material and bring their real-life experience into the classroom. The academics are rigorous, but worthwhile." With its focus on "experiential" and hands-on learning from day one, Babson employs professors who are "often industry experts with established careers." Students explain that their instructor 's "experience leads to broader discussions of why material is important, and they open up their networks to students as we look for internships and jobs." As a "small college, attendance and participation are extremely important," and "professors want to make connections with their students...It is not uncommon to hear about professors recommending or referring students to internships and full-time positions with their extensive networks."

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

Notable Faculty

Jennifer Bailey
Assistant Professor, Technology, Operation, and Information

Wiljeana Jackson Glover
Assistant Professor, Technology, Operations, and Information

Keith Rollag
Associate Professor and Chair, Management Division

Raj Sisodia
FW Olin Distinguished Professor , Global Business

Andrew Corbett
Professor and Chair, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Division

Prominent Alumni


Arthur Blank '63
Co-founder and Co-chair, The Home Depot

Polina Raygorodskaya '08
Co-founder and CEO of Wanderu (the leading ground travel search in North America, helping millions of people monthly find great deals on bus and train travel)

Eric Johnson '72
President and CEO, Baldwin Richardson Foods (leading manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients for global brands including McDonald?s, Dunkin? Donuts, Kellogg?s, General Mills, and PepsiCo)

Gustavo Cisneros '68
Chairman and CEO of the Cisneros Group (one of the largest privately held Spanish-language media and entertainment companies)

Cyril Camus '91
Chairman, CAMUS Cognac (Cyril?has became the fifth generation of the same family to run the high-end cognac company headquartered in Cognac, France.)

Alberto Perlman '98
Co-founder & CEO, Zumba Fitness LLC

Katherine Drew Jaspon '98
Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin Brands

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$66,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$141,700

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$67,300

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$149,400

Percent High Job Meaning
34%


Students Say

Babson seems to attract students who are “very career and goal oriented.” “Nearly all students have internships” at some point during their undergraduate tenure. Many individuals find these positions through their professors who frequently “open up their networks to students.” Of course, the “Center for Career Development (CCD) has numerous connections that ease [the] search for internships and full-time opportunities” as well. Additionally, the CCD provides multiple resources to assist students on their professional journey. For example, Babson undergrads can learn how to sharpen their personal branding tools through classes on cover letter writing, interview techniques and social media practices. Babson is great at bringing employers and recruiters to campus, where students can attend a myriad of industry panels and career expos and meet representatives from companies such as Fidelity Investments, Digitas, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Hubspot.

Many alumni we interviewed agree that Babson's renown in entrepreneurship drew them to the school; standing that is due, in part, to the internationally recognized immersion course, Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME). The program attracts many students to the College, including alumnus Ross Beyeler, the founder of Growth Spark, who was "immediately hooked" on the idea of starting a business his first year. In the yearlong FME program, the college loans teams of first-year students $3,000 to launch their own businesses under the tutelage of two dedicated faculty members. Students learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, information systems, and operations, as well as the integrated role these functions play in a business. As part of their work, students also establish a partnership with a local social services agency. The team donates eighty hours of community service to their partner agency and all the profits from their business after paying back the college's initial loan. The value of this award-winning course is clear. Dr. Candida Brush, vice provost of global entrepreneurial leadership at Babson, explains, "Because of this signature learning experience, our freshmen are ‘changed' because they have entrepreneurial skills by the end of their second semester." Students recognize this value as well. "I compare my education to what my peers are receiving at other schools, and feel very confident that I'm more than prepared to compete in the working world," a business administration major confides.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


2017-2018 total estimated cost: $68,482
Tuition: $49,664
Room: $10,222
Meal Plan: $5,616

Financial Aid


Babson awards $43 million in undergraduate aid; $36 million comes directly from Babson in grants and scholarships. Approximately 50% of Babson?s undergraduates receive financial assistance. Babson meets approximately 97% of students? demonstrated need. Babson commits to each student?s level of Babson Grant for four years, provided there are no major changes to the family?s financial circumstances or a change in the number of the student's siblings in college.

We require the FAFSA and the CSS Profile in order to be considered for Financial Aid. In addition to Financial Aid, we award many scholarships based on merit and other criteria.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$40,546

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$39,436

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,915

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,013

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$40,546

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


Babson awards $43 million in undergraduate aid; $36 million comes directly from Babson in grants and scholarships. Approximately 50% of Babson?s undergraduates receive financial assistance. Babson meets approximately 97% of students? demonstrated need. Babson commits to each student?s level of Babson Grant for four years, provided there are no major changes to the family?s financial circumstances or a change in the number of the student's siblings in college.

We require the FAFSA and the CSS Profile in order to be considered for Financial Aid. In addition to Financial Aid, we award many scholarships based on merit and other criteria.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,342
Foreign Countries Represented
77

Demographics

12.17%
Asian
5.04%
African-American
10.97%
Hispanic
36.64%
Caucasian
4.95%
Unknown
27.84%
International

48% female
52% male
73% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Babson students stress the diversity on campus. This varied population means that "a lot of diverse perspectives are brought about during discussions." At Babson, "wealth on campus is prevalent," and students describe each other as "business savvy, typically type-A over-achievers." But the atmosphere "is not overly competitive. It is collaborative and entrepreneurial" and "all of [the students] are aware that they have the power to shape the future." Even at a school where business is the name of the game, "everybody at Babson seems willing to help whenever they can whether it is emotional support or help with academics." Many "Babson students are already entrepreneurs and businesspeople, and are at school to learn and have access to the numerous resources provided." In short, "the average student at Babson is well read, wildly ambitious, and heavily involved in extracurricular organizations on campus."

Overview

From The School


Location


Residential campus located in Wellesley, MA, just 10 miles west of Boston.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Innovation Center, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Women?s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Stephen D. Culter Center for Investments & Finance, The Lewis Institute, Babson Recreation and Athletics Center (completion scheduled for fall 2019).

Off-Campus Opportunities


Weekday shuttle between Babson, Olin and Wellesley College, Thursday-Saturday shuttle to the Woodland MBTA Station and Copley Square, Boston (drop off only), Sunday shuttle to local food store, mall, Woodland MBTA Station.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
79%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Chronically busy Babson students take advantage of the school's policy of not offering classes on Friday and explore "Boston quite often" when they're not participating in the myriad on-campus organizations and clubs. With "so many student organizations, meetings, and events," it's difficult to be bored at Babson, and the business-minded students are often at "work on their own start-ups" or taking an Uber into nearby Wellesley "to blow off some steam." Greek life and sports—both intramural and intercollegiate—play key roles on campus. "The small class sizes make it very easy to make friends and establish new relationships," students explain, and "days without meetings for clubs and organizations are rare." Juggling multiple obligations isn't just a matter of clubs either: "Many students run their own businesses and manage that with school work and social lives."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Mary Powell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

N/A

Documentation Required for ADHD

N/A

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
115
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
8

13% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

17% participate in intramural sports
17% 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.

92/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
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 March, 2017.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Connection, Lenovo, Targus

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 Saturday & Sundays
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.; plus 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 Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

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


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