Babson College

306 reviews
  1. Wellesley, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Babson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457
Website

Babson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
SAT Range
1180-1370
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,437/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,388/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,856/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,159/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,457/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,862/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,107Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Willing to do whatever it takes
    38%
  • Entrepreneurial
    25%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Hardworking
    13%
  • Too motivated
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Entrepreneurial
    30%
  • Extra
    20%
  • Kick-ass
    20%
  • Awesome
    10%
  • Dreadful
    10%
  • Trendy
    10%

After Babson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$85,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

306 reviews
  • Excellent
    60
  • Very Good
    121
  • Average
    84
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    13
It's All Business – Since everyone has the same major, all aspects of college life are geared towards YOU! The curriculum is split, half business classes and half liberal arts classes. They are all very hands on and almost all include a group project. The keystone to the first year at Babson is Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship, a class in which you actually start up and run a business, with elected CEOs, CFO, COO, etc. The workload can be a lot at times, but it is well worth it because employers flock to Babson with jobs and internships. The possibilities at Babson are really endless. I'm managing a double concentration, full year abroad, and participating in the honors program.
  • College Senior
  • Feb 10 2013
Now that I'm here, here is the low-down. Babson professors are really on point and care A LOT (like really) about their students. They know their stuff. The liberal arts teachers really moved my perceptions of the world and keep class interesting with their corkiness. Business teachers are great as well, group work just sucks sometimes for FME.

HOWEVER,

Babson also likes to pile a ton of work on you! You will want the work itself to stop but it will just keep coming. I feel this hurts the creativity of the campus as you have many workaholics who want straight A's. This leads to people not starting businesses and a lack in campus life (as people only come out their quarters to party Thursday-Saturday). So, my suggestion is to care about your GPA yet don't let it consume your life. I learned that quickly while some people at Babson never do sadly. If you find you are a 3.0 and doing everything you love then don't go for 4.0. It makes you a more interesting person than being a robot. Continue to do the things you love, find the things you love, and find YOU. At Babson it's easy to lose yourself because you have no time to think about yourself, you just think about what's due next.



  • College Freshman
  • Nov 20 2012
Amazing Professors! So Helpful and Knowledgeable. They come from all different fields of work experience, but they are almost all the top in their field. My Marketing professor was the CMO of Dell Computers and wrote my marketing text book that is used around the country. My Finance professor was the first CFO of Texas Instruments and the CFO of Dell the same time my marketing professor was, and my Tech professor invented the credit card swipe. They are really here to teach because they genuinely love sharing their knowledge and teaching. They are always available for students, and love to get to know us on a personal level.
  • College Junior
  • June 14 2012