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Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,007
Tuition
$41,888
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 453 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Everyone drinks, beside a handful of people, if you don't drink you still are expected to go out and go to parties, if not you will feel very left out and so bored on campus. Drugs aren't as popular, though there is a lot of weed usage drugs are not a huge part of the social life. With alcohol, there is a huge social pressure and everyone will be drunk together at least Thursday and Saturday night.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: It tends to be very cold so you won't find too many people just hanging out outside, but if it happens to be nice day you will find a lot of people outside.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Athletics: There is no Babson Spirit and this directly effecting campus life and the lack of support to athletic events.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Within the past 4 years there have been two fraternities kick-ed off campus and student life happiness has overall decreased in huge steps.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: I love that they provide us with our own laptop, I think it makes IT easier for the entire campus to manage.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Babson is one of the most diverse campuses that I have seen. People from nearly any country, background, culture you can think of. It's shocking at first but when you adjust it is a blessing.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Almost everyone has a car, so it is good to find friends to carpool with. Taxis can add up but sometimes you just have to do it

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Career services is always there and the alumni network is strong.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Other than the mandatory liberal arts that most business students hate to take, it is worth it and interesting.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Babson is what it is advertised to be if you make the most of it.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you have money and transportation, the city of Boston can be a blast clubbing and drinking with your friends, but for us average folks, it can be tough to afford and manage to attend such events.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's campus health services, you get what you expect. They are fairly good about scheduling you as soon as they can, the billing process can be a pain however.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of restaurants and dining options in the area, my only complaint is that being in the town of Wellesley, prices can run pretty steep if you don't do your research.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: It's a large campus so there is plenty of space for parking near the dorms. It's cheap too, but they make you pay heavily elsewhere.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is great and I am very excited to join.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There should be more variety with the food.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You can smell the alcohol and drugs in the residential halls.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is not that great although there were repairs that have taken place.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't chosen my major yet.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are all great and caring. They really want their students to do well.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's hard to get the financial aid I need and it is still a struggle.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, but it doesn't seem hard to park.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting and very kind.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is completely safe with the Babson police there.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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