Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: My residential hall is the furthest away from everything and it takes a while to reach the other buildings.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We have nicest dorms in the state.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: - On average, larger than other campuses i've visited
- A lot of furniture (bookshelves, underbed drawers/storage, closet, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms can be cramped depending on how you situate the furniture. But as you get older, the rooms can get better and there are more choices as far as who you will live with.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen are typically in the park manor dorms, or publishers. The upperclassmen have really good dorms though.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 192nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 205th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 416th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 922nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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The majority of freshmen lives in Forest Hall, which is good because of its closeness to Trim Hall. But many freshmen quickly find out that they are not only far away from other halls but from virtually any place except Trim Hall and BABO (located next door). But life in Forest is great, especially for completing school assignments and holding small room parties. The poor souls who get stranded in places like Central, North, or even Coleman Halls for their first year at Babson sometimes wander over to Forest for the frequent peer-mentor help with their business assignments. Since the first-year curriculum is ranked as one of the hardest in the country, many freshmen find themselves lured into the social scene found in dorms like McCullough and some suites in Pietz Hall. The cleanest is probably Pietz, and the dirtiest is McCullough. Depending on specific student interests, everyone (except freshmen) has a choice of housing options.

Rooms are generally in pretty good condition, except some lack in the lighting department, especially Putney Hall, where each room contains a single light bulb located in front of the door entrance. That's why a lot of upperclassmen choose rooms with the track lighting that's found in McCullough. The beds at Babson are extremely uncomfortable and some look unsanitary. Room size is another issue—most dorms have low ceilings and very small floor space. This makes it hard for people to find room for everything, so they lift their bed to fit a fridge, some drawers, and even a desk underneath. Room cleanliness is not a problem at Babson, but lighting and ample room space are sometimes a small hindrance to life on campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,738
Average Housing Costs
$8,860
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
85%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
Park Manor Central
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Mandell Family Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Forest Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Pietz Hall
Best Dorms
  • Canfield Hall
  • Coleman Hall
  • Keith Hall
  • Map Hill
  • Van Winkle
Worst Dorms
  • Forest Hall
  • Park Manor North
  • Publishers
What You Get
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Drawers or closet
  • Ethernet and broadband Internet connections
  • Trash can
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Smoke-free living option, special-interest housing, theme housing
Available for Rent
Safes and fridges
Did You Know?
There is track lighting in some towers and suites, and all dorms are currently equipped with wireless Internet access and high-speed Internet.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bryant Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Dining areas, kitchens on each floor, laundry, lounge with with TV, study lounges
Coleman Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Good lighting, high ceilings, kitchen on every floor, study rooms on each floor, located neat athletic facilities, home to the famed globe
Forest Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Lounge on the first floor, one of the largest buildings on campus
Mandell Family Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Common area kitchen, common lounge areas, recycling
Mattos Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Lounge and kitchen in basement
McCullough Hall (A, B, C, and D)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Each suite has common area and single bedrooms; building has kitchen and lounge.
Park Manor Central
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Home to College radio station, College newspaper, and Roger's Pub; located on the quad close to Horn Library and Trim Dining Hall
Park Manor North
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: 3
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Located on the quad, lounge in basement, volleyball and basketball courts; home to substance-free living
Park Manor South
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Located on the quad and across the street from Horn Library, lounge area
Pietz Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Each suite has kitchen area, single bedrooms, and shared bathroom. Building has lounge with pool table and TV, laundry on each floor.
Putney Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, lounge area, substance-free living

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