Babson College Summary

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Babson College

Basic Statistics

Location
Wellesley, MA
Website
www.babson.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,007
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$41,888
Out-of-State Tuition
$41,888
Room & Board
$13,730
Acceptance Rate
34 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1830–2120
Average ACT Scores
27–31

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The academic program
  • Good alumni connections
  • Movie nights in Sorenson rock
  • Technology is constantly being updated.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The business classes are top-notch, but the liberal arts programs suck.
  • Some foreign professors are hard to understand.
  • Too many fire alarms on the weekends
  • A lot of people smoke. It takes some getting used to.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

The best way to describe Babson: At first you'll feel like a fish out of water, but as time goes on, you somehow survive and become a lizard with tougher skin. No matter how hard you think your high school was, nothing can prepare you for the incredible and challenging academic life of a Babson freshman. Most students agree that the workload is by far larger than they initially expected. And although it takes some time to get used to the curriculum, students feel that the impeccable education is worth it.

Those who are unhappy with their education here are usually just not used to it yet. Many say that the school is too small and they get bored walking around campus and seeing the same people all the time. Voicing the fact that this college is smaller than many high schools is not uncommon here. Some students also complain that too many of their peers come from the same economic backgrounds, even though the campus is diverse in other aspects. The social scene, however, is better than expected for a business-oriented school, although it's not a party school by far. Students here are very serious about their education, and many are very competitive. School size is also directly proportional to the faculty-to-student ratio, which is where Babson excels in comparison to larger business schools. This ratio is important for the special attention that students receive from faculty. Professors are very well-educated and try their best to convey their knowledge to the young Babsonians. Although the workload can be shocking at first, it gets better with time. Most enjoy the challenges and hurdles of Babson's college experience, and believe that the education they receive is valuable to their future careers, and their future in general.

Babson Student Reviews

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Babson college's financial aid assistance was one of the main reasons I went to this school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Babson college police are pretty lenient however they want to make sure that all students are safe.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's an available Roche & whole foods store that you can shop at. There are also some very good restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to stay involved socially on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Babson is flexible with whatever students want to pursue. The resources and connection this school has is incredible.

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