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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police could take a more proactive approach to alcohol abuse versus focusing on parking violations, but over all the campus police do a good job.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms vary old to new. Some lack A/C, but that is not a huge problem. Overall the dorms are nice, the living learning communities promote a great family atmosphere.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: School is very generous with financial aid and goes the extra mile to accommodate most students.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Only one major offered, but the college offers ways to broaden your education beyond just entrepreneurship.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: A hands on education that is very centered around student success in the real world, fantastic education. Very unique curriculum and plenty of internship opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Parties do occur Thursdays and Saturdays, they aren't that prevalent though. The school should offer more alternative activities to partying on weekends. Campus police are laid back as long as things don't go overboard.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit and support for athletics is sub-par.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks aren't viewed differently from non-greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not worth it when you don't have a car and a re paying for a meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Babson college's financial aid assistance was one of the main reasons I went to this school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Babson college police are pretty lenient however they want to make sure that all students are safe.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's an available Roche & whole foods store that you can shop at. There are also some very good restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to stay involved socially on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Babson is flexible with whatever students want to pursue. The resources and connection this school has is incredible.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm confident that Babson will push me to attain great things through its connections.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Wellesley is a very expensive town to live in & as such it's often hard to find off campus living that close enough to commute to Babson for classes.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Ideally it's great to have your own car so as to avoid paying high prices for a taxi.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Babson is known for being the most diverse college in the U.S. More than 30% of the student population come from areas outside of the U.S.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Babson is a D3 school so sports are not highly valued, however our ice hockey team is one of the best in the country.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very cold in winters, but besides that it's great!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Babson is located in the wealthy town of Wellesley Massachusettes, as such dining & shopping is often very expensive, however it is a beautiful and well kept town in which joggers such as me simply love.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Babson police & faculty is very aware of the prevalent use of alcohol and drugs and does its best to take precautions in order to keep the student body safe.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Babson specializes in entrepreneurship- they encourage students to apply entrepreneurial thought and action to every situation they encounter in life- be it starting their own business or simply trying to solve a problem.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, Babson is GREAT for financial aid/grants. However, if entrepreneurship is not what you're looking for, I would avoid the school at all costs. Majority of freshman/sophomore requirements are all about running your own business, which seems like a great idea, but is not really ideal for ALL students. Also, the courses are VERY specific, so it is hard to transfer in and out.

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The best way to describe Babson: At first you'll feel like a fish out of water, but as time goes on, you somehow survive and become a lizard with tougher skin. No matter how hard you think your high school was, nothing can prepare you for the incredible and challenging academic life of a Babson freshman. Most students agree that the workload is by far larger than they initially expected. And although it takes some time to get used to the curriculum, students feel that the impeccable education is worth it.

Those who are unhappy with their education here are usually just not used to it yet. Many say that the school is too small and they get bored walking around campus and seeing the same people all the time. Voicing the fact that this college is smaller than many high schools is not uncommon here. Some students also complain that too many of their peers come from the same economic backgrounds, even though the campus is diverse in other aspects. The social scene, however, is better than expected for a business-oriented school, although it's not a party school by far. Students here are very serious about their education, and many are very competitive. School size is also directly proportional to the faculty-to-student ratio, which is where Babson excels in comparison to larger business schools. This ratio is important for the special attention that students receive from faculty. Professors are very well-educated and try their best to convey their knowledge to the young Babsonians. Although the workload can be shocking at first, it gets better with time. Most enjoy the challenges and hurdles of Babson's college experience, and believe that the education they receive is valuable to their future careers, and their future in general.

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