Campus Dining

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

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

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's good, it was really good when i first starte dnow it's tedious.

5 College Student

Campus Dining: Delicious food and variety! love the pizza and pasta

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Trim is edible, not fantastic, just edible. Definitely not your mom's home cooking so get rid of that mentality. The food lacks flavor and it often very repetitive. I gave it a B because the dining experience is nice because the staff is so nice. You can't blame them for not making 5 star food because remember, they are making food 3 times a day for 2000 people in a quick matter--that's a hard job. I respect those people who work in Trim so much. If you have a serious problem with the food I'd recommend you get a platinum meal plan so you can have $175 worth of flex dollars (used to buy from Dunkin, Subways, Pizza hut etc), have 25 meals with the Reynolds Cafe, as well as 20 meals at Olin College (food is pretty good over there, and it's great becuase it is only a 5 minute walk from Trim).

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Trim SUCKS – The food at Trim is horrible, repetitive selection and early hours

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 253rd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 347th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 528th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 528th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 639th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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The dining facilities at Babson are not too shabby, with the exception of negative student opinions about the Trim Dining Hall. But even with all the incessant complaints about long lines, nutrition, and food variety, everyone admits that the food options here are better than other colleges they have visited. A relevant issue that some students bring up is that all resident students are required to be on the meal plan. With the average meal plan costing more than $2,200 per semester, it is reasonable for some to be upset.

Overall, if a student is not satisfied with the meal plan options, he or she can also eat in the Olin Hall (where Babson Bucks may also be used), off campus, or order for a delivery. The food at Trim isn't really bad—it just gets boring after a while. This phenomenon seems to happen in almost every college, but the wealthy and sometimes much too needy Babson residents love to complain about it. Trim offers options ranging from a vegan bar to a grill bar, with salads and sandwiches in between. There are many other choices at Trim—you can even make your own waffles! Although many students love to complain about the dining arrangements at Trim, many still go there to eat most mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4880 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Reynolds Dining Hall
  • Trim Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Pandini's
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Customized omelet
  • Dunkin' Donuts
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Fresh sushi
  • Pizza
  • Stir-fry
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Reynolds pizza
  • Steak and cheese roll
Student Favorites
Reynolds Crossroads Retail Food Court
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
Many students choose to grab a bite in Wellesley or even travel to Boston on the weekends for some diversity.
Did You Know?
Babson College even offers "Gifts from Home" packages that students can order for their friends or loved ones. These may be expensive, but they have a variety of options including the "Healthy Snack Attack," the "Pizza Party," the "Cookie Basket," the "Get Well Basket," and the "Birthday Package."

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Dunkin' Donuts
Location: Reynolds
Food: Coffee, doughnuts
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Jazzman's
Location: Horn Library
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Pandini's
Location: Olin Hall
Food: Calzones, pizza, sandwiches, stromboli
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Reynolds Dining Hall
Location: Reynolds
Food: Grill 155, Pizza Hut, Simply to Go, Southern Tsunami Sushi, Ultimate Deli
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Trim Dining Hall
Location: Trim Hall
Food: Babson Market, The Forest Street Grill, Global Cuisine, The Grainery, The Park Deli, The Tratoria
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:15 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday 7:15 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 16 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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