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Babson College

"This small, "rigorous, career-oriented," and "well rounded" school in Massachusetts is touted by its "very conservative" and wealthy students as the "number one business school in the country." A highly praised and compulsory entrepreneurship curriculum requires teams of students to start and operate their own actual businesses."

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Noodle Says

"This small, "rigorous, career-oriented," and "well rounded" school in Massachusetts is touted by its "very conservative" and wealthy students as the "number one business school in the country." A highly praised and compulsory entrepreneurship curriculum requires teams of students to start and operate their own actual businesses."

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Hands-on experience is the norm; students get school funding to start businesses during their first years.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Babson's Concentrations provide ways for students to focus on the part of business that they love.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

Renowned business program graduates some of the country's top business minds.

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Babson College says

At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurship is applicable - and crucial - in organizations of all types and sizes, in established businesses as well as new ventures. Today, teams, divisions, and whole enterprises are striving to be more entrepreneurial. Furthermore, entrepreneurial thought and action are happening at all levels of an organization, where collaboration complements top-down leadership.

Babson College was the first to understand that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. Rather, it can be taught. And we do it better than anyone. The Babson Experience: A Learning/Living Laboratory

Babson invented the methodology for entrepreneurship education nearly half a century ago; today, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® is still at the center of the Babson experience. In our collaborative community, through a blend of innovative, integrated curricular and co-curricular programs, our students experience the world as it is. Gaining both functional business and foundational liberal arts knowledge, they are shaped into leaders who will reshape the world.

With an emphasis on Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility, and Sustainability (SEERS) embedded into the experience, our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equips them to make a difference here on campus and around the world.

As a learning/living laboratory, we evolve and renew the Babson experience on a continuous basis. Yes, despite being ranked #1 for entrepreneurship an unprecedented 18 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report, Babson College continues to look forward, to evolve our methods, to anticipate the challenges and opportunities our students will face when they graduate. The world changes too quickly for us to complacently reiterate yesterday's knowledge that may no longer be relevant tomorrow. Global Reach and Impact

We aren't a big school but we do big things as a thought leader, convener, and catalyst. We share our methodology and educational model with other institutions around the world through Babson Global, and in the process bring new knowledge and opportunities back to our campus. We also lead the world's longest-standing and influential global entrepreneurship research projects and conferences.

And, of course, our highly diverse student body, hailing from 45 U.S. states and 57 countries (non-U.S. students comprise more than 20% of undergraduates and 40% of full-time MBA students), takes the Babson experience all over the world. Our global yet closely connected alumni population stands ready to provide current students with coaching, mentoring, internships, and jobs, no matter where in the world they are studying, traveling, or working.

Mission Statement

Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,106
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Geography 27% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 18% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 36%
Multi-racial 2%
International 28%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Greek Life 15% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
25% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $500.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

85% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

15% of male students live in fraternities.

25% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Fraternity/Sorority Housing
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: Babson Free Press

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates minority students services women's services
  • Facilities: entrepreneurship center, woman's leadership center, social entrepreneurship institute, investment center
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration visiting/exchange student program honors program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major accelerated program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (100%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Kerry Healey
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 187
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 65 : 34
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 62
Tenure Track Faculty 10
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 26
International Faculty 3

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 LVA 2450 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 NST 1200 4.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 QTM 1200 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 QTM 1200 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 NST 1200 4.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 CHN 1200 4.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 RHT 1000 4.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 RHT1300 or LVA2450 4.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 NST 1200 4.0
AP European History 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FRN 1200 4.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GER 1200 4.0
AP Human Geography 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 ITL1200 4.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 ECN 2000 4.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 SME 2031 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 NST 1200 4.0
AP Psychology 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPN 1200 4.0
AP Statistics 4.0 QTM 1000 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP United States History 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0
AP World History 4.0 HSS 2450 4.0

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (781) 239-5522
Email
  [email protected]

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 28.2% accepted of 6,086 applications

98% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
84% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
53% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite26 - 30
English25 - 30
Math26 - 31
 
SATMath610 - 710
Reading550 - 640
Writing570 - 670

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Geographical Residence, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Racial Ethnic Status, State Residency, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 4 0
Science 3 0
Social Studies 4 0
Foreign Language 4 0
History 0 0
Science Lab 0 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Deadlines

November

1

Early Decision
November

1

Early Action
January

4

Regular Decision

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $25,041 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $19,718
$30K-$48K $16,899
$48K-$75K $23,077
$75K-$110K $27,439
$110K+ $42,299

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $43,520, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $43,520 Same as On-Campus
Housing $14,152 $14,152
Books $1,020 $1,020
Total (before financial aid) $58,692 $58,692

Students Receiving Aid

45% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 37% $5,371
Federal Scholarships/Grants 18% $5,122
Institutional Grants 44% $31,498
Other Federal Grants 13% $994
Other Loans 7% $15,345
Pell Grants 18% $4,397
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 7% $2,070
Student Loans 38% $7,968

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.babson.edu/admission/tuition-aid/Pages/default.aspx.

Estimate the net price for you at https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/babson.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

84% of students graduated on time.

90% of students graduated in six years.

95% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Babson College graduates is $59,700, according to Payscale.

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Athletics

Athletics

Babson College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 69/100
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Athletics
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Tennis Jim Berrigan (Get recruited )
Swimming Rick Echlov (Get recruited )
Ice Hockey Jamie Rice (Get recruited )
Basketball Stephen Brennan (Get recruited )
Golf Jeff Page (Get recruited )
Soccer Jon Anderson (Get recruited )
Baseball Matt Noone (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Russ Brennen (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Brendan Gorman (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Swimming Rick Echlov (Get recruited )
Volleyball Eric Neely (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Michelle Smith (Get recruited )
Soccer Nellie Pineault (Get recruited )
Softball Dave Canan (Get recruited )
Tennis Jim Berrigan (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Russ Brennen (Get recruited )
Field Hockey Julie Ryan (Get recruited )
Basketball Judy Blinstrub (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Bloomberg

#26 Businessweek Undergraduate Business School Program

PayScale

#5 Starting Median Salary Rankings

Social Mobility Index

#96 Social Mobility Index

The Princeton Review

#1 Colleges: 2015 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Undergraduate
#20 Colleges: Lots of Race/Class Interaction
N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Business Entrepreneurship

WalletHub

#132 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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