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Academics

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Rigorous course load. Keep checking your syllabus for each class!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Babson specializes in entrepreneurship- they encourage students to apply entrepreneurial thought and action to every situation they encounter in life- be it starting their own business or simply trying to solve a problem.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Career services is always there and the alumni network is strong.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Other than the mandatory liberal arts that most business students hate to take, it is worth it and interesting.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't chosen my major yet.

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The competitive business atmosphere is felt all the time and everywhere by the students and teachers alike. Although the curriculum is extremely challenging—for first-year students especially—the classes are interesting and very informative. The teachers take their work seriously and almost never miss class or meetings with students. They work almost as hard as the students when trying to teach the basics of business in the business-oriented classes and even in some liberal arts classes. As a student, the relationship with your professor is important to your academic success. It is true that some students even go as far as "sucking up" to their teachers for an added boost to their academic performances. This approach isn't exactly necessary, but class participation is—it is a large percentage of your total class average!

The exceptional entrepreneurial education is the reason most students decide to enroll at Babson. This school is known for its management program, where students attempt to start their own businesses. From the start, everyone learns how to effectively work with a group of people and be led not only by the professors, but by the CEOs of their businesses. In addition to this experience, the industry-specific business classes provide a well-rounded, creative education. And when professors start sharing their work experiences in certain business fields, students listen attentively and hope to someday achieve such superior status in the business world. With a business-oriented school, liberal arts classes tend to be put aside because they seem boring to many students. The business curriculum is what students here enjoy most and concentrate on. Students should expect a different teaching approach from Babson professors, and they will have to work their butts off.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
171
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
96
Total FT Faculty
171
Faculty with Terminal Degree
87%
Average Faculty Salary
$122,822
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Graduation Rate
90%
Programs/Majors Offered
3
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 20%
  • 20 to 49 students: 77%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Accounting and law
  • Arts and humanities
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • History and society
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Math and science
  • Technology, operations, and information management
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 1%
  • Business Administration and Management: 48%
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other: 1%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Exchange student program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • The library
  • Reynolds Campus Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask teachers tons of questions.
  • Dispute bad grades if you think they are unfair.
  • Don't be shy.
  • Don't fall behind in the business classes.
  • Don't pick the advanced classes before completing the ones below those.
  • Research professors before choosing your classes. Having professors who know about their subjects and care about their students makes all the difference.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 10 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 10 responses

  • 10% This was my dream school.
  • 80% This was one of my top choices.
  • 10% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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