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Reviews 511 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing experience I had was horrible. I was put in a forced triple even though the school claimed it was a regular triple. It was a substance free dorm even though I didn't apply to live there. There was another room in my dorm where two people lived and it was bigger than my triple. Not to mention that whenever we filed work orders for the maintenance people to fix something it either took weeks or they just didn't show up. The microwave was broken for 3 months despite the RA filing several work orders. And even when the maintenance people did come, they wouldn't tell you when they were coming so they just showed up and if you weren't there at the time they just left. Not to mention the bathrooms get disgusting over the weekends because they don't clean them from Friday to Sunday.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some places that are decently close to campus and buses.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: All places close early and far and few in between.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Babson requires the CSS Profile which makes the FAFSA feel like a breeze.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am very close to everything on campus. My dorm room is spacious even as a triple. I have suite style bathrooms that are cleaned weekly.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Lots of recruitment on Babson campus for jobs and internships, just be good at Networking!

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Wellesley is expensive, so off campus housing is not feasible on a college budget.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Babson is beautiful, they like to update many facilities as the years go by.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Babson gives out a lot of money in financial aid. Many different types of scholarships, and the scholars retreat is so much fun! Not to worry about aid if you can not completely afford babson, some type of aid is generally common unless your parents can afford Babson out of pocket.

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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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