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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police could take a more proactive approach to alcohol abuse versus focusing on parking violations, but over all the campus police do a good job.

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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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.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Safest Campuses
  • 684th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 722nd
    Best Student Health Center

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Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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The Public Safety team is well accepted by most students and is seen as a helpful agent in crime prevention, campus security, and argument mending. "BABO," the friendly nickname used for the Babson Public Safety personnel, explains students' accepting attitude toward the officers. The campus itself feels secure because it is so well lit everywhere, and it's in a safe town where crime is not an issue. Everyone knows the rules and policies here, but since it is a college, students do get out of control and happen to break a law or two along the way. When incidents occur, it's best to be very cooperative with BABO. If you do, they will be very considerate and helpful, trying to avoid making a student feel worse than necessary.

Partying underage is not strictly persecuted by the officers at Babson, and most of the time, they don't care if there are weekend get-togethers in dorms, as long as they're not too loud. Sometimes, students get caught because BABO breaks up parties, but they are either told that they have a "strike" or just to leave the party and not come back. If a student gets three strikes, he or she gets kicked off campus, but this seldom happens. The Babson police should be congratulated for maintaining such a highly visible presence and for giving the campus its secure feel.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
(781) 239-5555 (emergencies); (781) 237-8164 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Anonymous tip line
  • Emergency alert system
  • Rape Defense Training (RAD) classes
  • Safety escort service
Health Center
Health Services
Hollister Hall, first floor
(781) 239-6363
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Referrals
  • STD screening
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 14 responses

  • 36% None
  • 18% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Non-students on campus
  • 0% Unlit pathways

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 43% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 36% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 43% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 21% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 79% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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