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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone on campus is very nice and willing to help me when i need it.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't like big southern schools, but its my favorite part of Babson. People are committed and loyal their chapters, but still have non-Greek friends.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive, especially since you'll need a car to commute to campus. Most wealthy international students live off campus in Cambridge, most domestic students stay on campus.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: Babson has its own distinct party culture. Campus police shut down any large scale parties, so drinking usually happens in dorm rooms in the beginning of the night. Upperclassmen suites will open up for dancing (though they are not roomy at all), especially during the spring for SODA season (Seniors out drinking again). After spring break, there is a party in a senior suite every night until finals, each one a different theme. About a third of the school regularly goes out on campus, and drinks pretty heavily. Another third goes clubbing in Boston, and the rest don't really go out. Many people find it hard to manage the courseload and party extensively.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Wellesley has plenty of restaurants for everyone, though pricey. Boston is only 30 min away.

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4 College Junior

Administration: The administration is easy to get along with, though they have strict rules that are enforced inconsistently. You have to be really stupid and/or drunk to get in trouble.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Trim has improved and now has grilled chicken during weekday lunches in the salad bar. Guests can use host swipes. It's possible to be healthy and eat the campus food, but everyone tries to cook and eat off campus as much as they can.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Babson has many merit scholarships, one thing that attracted me in the first place. I was able to receive a half-tuition merit scholarship through a simple essay application and interview overnight trip. The financial aid office is responsive, but it's up to the student to take responsibility for submitting the appropriate documents.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There's one new freshman dorm, and many other dorms are getting renovated. The campus is small so everything is within a 15 min walk. Room size can vary, but most people are satisfied with the amount of space they have. Singles are hard to come by until junior/senior year. Most dorms have slightly distinct cultures and there is a "party" dorm for each grade. For freshman it's Forrest, for sophomores it's Putney, for juniors/seniors it's Pietz and McCoullough.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Not much of a social life

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Not much partying and Babo break up the few parties that happen.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I applied but did not get any.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorms are clean. The cost is high but it is worth it in the quality of education.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: DO NOT COME TO BABSON. IT IS A TRAP!!!

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Babson claims to have great alumni connections, but as a student looking to reach out to one it was nearly impossible. In attempting to seek funds for a business I was starting I assumed the school would be able to connect me to Babson grads but despite my multiple attempts, no one could connect me with a single Alumni. There are many job opportunities but you must have a high GPA to get them, if you don't have a high GPA you don't stand much of a chance.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors at this school are hit or miss. Some are really good and others are horrible. Unfortunately there is much variability in teaching guidelines and difficulties for the same classes. Some teachers don't care about students whatsoever and also dislike entrepreneurship and what it stands for. The liberal arts teachers here give a ridiculous amount of unnecessary work that does not help us as students. The only business class I took freshman year was a complete joke.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe campus overall. You never feel unsafe at Babson.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Seems to be decent. The few people that are in them enjoy it.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The coaching structure here at Babson is poor. The varsity gym shouldn't even be considered a gym due to their lack of necessary workout equipment.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not many options close to Babson. The only housing available is usually at least 15 or 20 minutes away, unless you're going to live in Wellesley which is extremely expensive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many good options available locally. However there aren't any late night places except for Domino's.During other hours there are dining options but they're all very expensive.

1 College Freshman

Administration: The administration here is horrible. They are the most fake group of people I've ever had to interact with. They appear to care about the students, and want to act like they care, but when students reach out to them they don't help and don't care.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The night life here is depressing and pathetic. Every weekend people get their hopes up that there will be good parties but every time we are let down one weekend after another. People don't like to enjoy themselves here and criticize those that do. The only way to have a real good time is to go into Boston. The ONLY parties at Babson are in the suites in Mccollough which are always overcrowded and not enjoyable.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school gives more scholarships to minority students in an attempt to be "diverse." They would rather give an under qualified minority student a full ride than an over qualified white male a full ride. They make efforts to give people opportunities they don't deserve, and they take away from allowing the most qualified students from going to their school and receiving financial assistance. For example, one student that is African American who received roughly a 1700 on his SATs got a full ride while a White student with a 2300 only got a half scholarship, even though they came from very similar families. Not to mention the student with the 1700 had been kicked out of 4 high schools he attended. When I spoke to an admissions person about this they were in denial and refused to admit that this would happen at Babson. Clearly an ignorant admissions office that would rather have under qualified students there just because they are more diverse than others. Overall pathetic.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is absolutely disgusting. Being gluten free they run out of gluten free food most of the time. There were many instances where I had absolutely 0 dining options and had to order from local restaurants to deliver to me. This schools food is so gross. They serve rice just about every day, and not one time was the rice somewhat decent. It is always crunchy and poorly cooked. Everyone here hates trim food, and Reynolds is slightly better, but being gluten free is hard because the people who work here usually can't speak English or understand what I'm saying when I tell them there can't be gluten in my food. Trim not to mention is just one disappointment after another with few options and poor food to begin with.

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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.

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