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4 College Freshman

Facilities: We get to start our own company from the FME curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The people maintaining the facilities are great at what they do. I just wish that they'd recognize that the students are here to study, and don't need the vacuum running, when they're prepping for mid terms.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Babson facilities are cool. However, when you go to other colleges in the area and look at how modern it is you kinda want to scream at Babson and be like "Yo, why don't weeee have this!!" or "Our school is so old compared to Olin!" The school is undergoing a masterplan to renovate the entire school over the next 10 yrs and that looks really cool! Sucks that I'll only see half of it though :p

4 College Senior

Facilities: For a small school, Babson has really nice spaces. From a turf field, swimming pool, field house, gym, and more, the facilities here are amazing. The classrooms are equipped with the latest technologies and the spaces are conducive to studying (while still allowing for opportunities to meet people). While some of the facilities are in need of updates, Babson has a 10-year plan to completely transform the campus into an even better place (beginning in 2012/2013)!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 271st
    Greenest Campuses
  • 962nd
    Best Student Centers
  • 1018th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1128th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 1251st
    Best Library

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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Reynolds Campus Center is in the middle of campus with Trim Hall on one side and the Sorenson Center of Fine Arts on the other. It contains the campus bookstore and other places to drop money, but students also feel like they are in charge of their monetary arrangements here, with free access to the credit union and a bank money machine. For financial purposes and projects, many students visit the famous Cutler Center in the Horn Library. There, Babsonians are able to use state-of-the-art computer systems for financial data analysis and can even take free Bloomberg classes that teach them how to use important financial software. You will find many students sipping on a cappuccino, reading a Wall Street Journal, or chatting with friends outside of Horn Library. Athletic facilities provide students with a wide range of exercise equipment and racquetball and squash courts.

The Babson campus consists of rolling hills, clusters of woods, and carefully landscaped grounds. Altogether, it is very well-kept, with the custodians and gardeners working day and night. The beautiful greenery and the great architecture provide an awesome view for students and parents on their first visit and throughout their stay at Babson. One point of interest that everyone notices is the Babson World Globe, which sits outside of Coleman Hall on top of the Coleman Hill.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
82
Campus Size
370 acres
Student Centers
Reynolds Campus Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Horn Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Reynolds Campus Center
  • Roger’s Pub
Bar on Campus
Roger’s Pub
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Reynolds Campus Center
Movie Theater on Campus
Sorenson Center for the Arts
"Green" Initiatives
There are many opportunities for students to get involved with green initiatives on campus, as Babson is very environmentally responsible. The Babson EcoReps Program works with students to improve the sustainability of the campus, peer-to-peer communication, and to develop leaders and agents of change.
School Slang
  • The BABO: Babson's Public Safety personnel
  • Babson Bucks: The money put onto your OneCard as part of the meal plan, so students and teachers don't have to carry cash.
  • BDE: Babson Dance Ensemble
  • Blackboard: A place on the Internet with student-specific schedules, class assignments, and most importantly, the class syllabus
  • Blackboard Postings: Students are sometimes required to type up assignments on Blackboard.
  • CAB: The Campus Activities Board is a group that's in charge of the social activities.
  • Central, North, and South: The halls that make a semi-circle around the quad
  • Coleman Hill: The steepest hill at Babson, on top of which Coleman Hall and Van Winkle Hall are located
  • Facilities: This is the cleaning and fixing crew.
  • Forest: The only freshman hall on campus
  • ITSD: The Information Technology Service Department
  • Meals: You can use a certain amount of prepaid meals at Reynolds and Olin halls; this is in addition to the Babson Bucks that are also on the OneCard.
  • The OneCard Office: The office where you can go to replace your card
  • The Pub: Roger's Pub
  • The Quad: The grassy area in front of Park Manor North
  • SigEp: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Webster: The Webster Athletic Center at Babson
Traditions
  • The BDE Performance: The Babson Dance Ensemble is recognized for its amazingly choreographed dances and awesome lighting. Shows consist of everything ranging from ballet to hip-hop, with a large number of students performing in multiple dances. Their shows are usually very entertaining and are held once a semester, in the fall and the spring.
  • Casino Night: During Parents Weekend, students and parents are invited to spend an evening together. Babson sets up a bunch of tables with card games, roulette, and other fun activities. Wine is provided for those over 21, making this event even more fun and memorable than expected.
  • Greek Sing: Greek Sing is an annual event where Babson's Greek organizations perform original song and dance routines to support a local charitable organization. Every March, the fraternities and sororities compete to raise money for a good cause and to see which Greek organizations can put on the best show.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Babson Competitions: These typically friendly contests allow anyone to enter and try to obtain the Babson crown, and the large amount of money, which is the main prize. Students compete on the basis of their looks, smarts, and talents. This competition is usually held in the over-filled Knight Auditorium and is one of the favorites among students.
  • The Multicultural Festival: The festival consists of student organizations and clubs, most of who cook food and present it to the Babson public.
  • The Scavenger Hunt: A team-based activity where teams of five compete against each other in hopes of getting all the items listed. These teams usually stay up for the whole night, trying to be the first ones to obtain the items. The first-place prize for this game is over $1,000, so students are pretty serious about it. This game also requires at least one car, because students need to travel over 60 miles to get some of the items.
Urban Legends
  • The inventor of the magnetic strip on credit cards taught at Babson College.
  • The school lost all of its endowment after the September 11 attacks.
Favorite Things To Do
Many students are very familiar with the Sorenson Center, because this is where plays, movies, and dance shows entertain the Babson crowds daily. The semi-annual Babson Dance Ensemble shows are probably the most fun events that students gather to watch with friends and sometimes families (during family weekends). Roger's Pub is becoming a chill place for kids to come together for a drink a small concert, or to experience Babson's "Pub Nights," which are hosted every Thursday night by various campus organizations. Reynolds Center is another hangout spot for relaxing, playing some pool, or just watching TV and dozing a little between classes.
Student Newspaper
Free Press
www.babsonfreep.com
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 12 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 13 responses

  • 38% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.
  • 38% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 23% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 12 responses

  • 17% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

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