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Location
Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,007
Tuition
$41,888
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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.

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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.

5 College Freshman

Academics: there is only one major

2 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 143rd
    Best Registration Process
  • 213rd
    Most Available Classes
  • 265th
    Smartest Professors
  • 453rd
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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The competitive business atmosphere is felt all the time and everywhere by the students and teachers alike. Although the curriculum is extremely challenging—for first-year students especially—the classes are interesting and very informative. The teachers take their work seriously and almost never miss class or meetings with students. They work almost as hard as the students when trying to teach the basics of business in the business-oriented classes and even in some liberal arts classes. As a student, the relationship with your professor is important to your academic success. It is true that some students even go as far as "sucking up" to their teachers for an added boost to their academic performances. This approach isn't exactly necessary, but class participation is—it is a large percentage of your total class average!

The exceptional entrepreneurial education is the reason most students decide to enroll at Babson. This school is known for its management program, where students attempt to start their own businesses. From the start, everyone learns how to effectively work with a group of people and be led not only by the professors, but by the CEOs of their businesses. In addition to this experience, the industry-specific business classes provide a well-rounded, creative education. And when professors start sharing their work experiences in certain business fields, students listen attentively and hope to someday achieve such superior status in the business world. With a business-oriented school, liberal arts classes tend to be put aside because they seem boring to many students. The business curriculum is what students here enjoy most and concentrate on. Students should expect a different teaching approach from Babson professors, and they will have to work their butts off.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
171
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
96
Total FT Faculty
171
Faculty with Terminal Degree
87%
Average Faculty Salary
$122,822
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Graduation Rate
90%
Programs/Majors Offered
3
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 20%
  • 20 to 49 students: 77%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Accounting and law
  • Arts and humanities
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • History and society
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Math and science
  • Technology, operations, and information management
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 1%
  • Business Administration and Management: 48%
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other: 1%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Exchange student program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • The library
  • Reynolds Campus Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask teachers tons of questions.
  • Dispute bad grades if you think they are unfair.
  • Don't be shy.
  • Don't fall behind in the business classes.
  • Don't pick the advanced classes before completing the ones below those.
  • Research professors before choosing your classes. Having professors who know about their subjects and care about their students makes all the difference.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 14 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 11 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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