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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Babson is known for being the most diverse college in the U.S. More than 30% of the student population come from areas outside of the U.S.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Babson is one of the most diverse campuses that I have seen. People from nearly any country, background, culture you can think of. It's shocking at first but when you adjust it is a blessing.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting and very kind.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: We have a lot of Diversity, due to the fact of the high international presence. Also there is a lot of diversity when it comes to economical background because the school is able to award funds to students who show promise. There is a little bit of everything here but things do tend to get very cliquey

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Babson is a very diverse campus. It has an enormous diversity regarding economic background, political belief and religion. Sexual orientation is generally not as diverse, in my opinion. Most people are heterosexual there. There are a few who are not, who are accepted, liked and very much part of the school environment. Sometimes, the huge wealth of some families is a little amazing to the more average population.

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More than 70 countries are represented in Babson's undergraduate student body. This statement alone shows that Babson is very culturally diverse. With the international population making up close to 25 percent of undergraduates, it is interesting to observe their visible impact on student life. This diversity gives students valuable experience, especially because students can practice their foreign languages right on campus. If you want to find international students, they are not hard to spot. Most hang out near the library door entrance with a cigarette in one hand, while talking away with the other to a group of equally-fluent students. It's not surprising that many international students feel most comfortable and have more fun talking with other international students of similar ethnic backgrounds. Shared interests, beliefs, and habits are what bring these students into such tight clusters. This doesn't mean that they don't communicate at all with anyone else; it just means that most of their close friends consist of people with similar ethnic backgrounds. It's also true that the campus lacks in terms of racial diversity. African Americans comprise the lowest percentage of undergraduates, followed by Hispanics.

Different cultural backgrounds make up this school's atmosphere. Babson is well-known for its international business program. This correlation between the international business concentration and Babson's general program is interesting, and may be seen as an advantage to graduating students looking for jobs. Babson's cultural diversity and its rankings in that field may also prompt managers to hire Babson graduates. Currently, many business transactions in the fast-growing global market involve at least some type of international interaction.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 38%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 7%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 82%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The campus is generally accepting of its gay students.
Political Activity
The political atmosphere at Babson College is not as liberal as on most other campuses. Students are generally not outspoken about their political views, although some politicians have come to speak at Babson. Many consider the student body to be on the Republican side, but most students are really just apathetic.
Economic Status
Babson College has a very diverse population, with students coming from different countries and states, but it is apparent that students from wealthy backgrounds dominate the Babson College population. Many students also comment that the international student population is considerably wealthier than many American-born students.
Most Common Religions
There is a Christian Fellowship group on campus that holds meetings and goes to church on Sundays. The overall campus religious affiliation is low on campus, but the group does a good job relating its events to the Babson community. The Babson-Olin Catholic Association is another religious group that brings together students from the neighboring Olin College of Engineering and Babson College students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Popular minority clubs include AMAN, Babson Asian Pacific Student Association, Babson Latin American Club, Black Student Union, Hillel, and South Asian Student Association, to name a few.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 27% Conservative
  • 9% Very conservative
  • 9% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 24 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 4% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 29% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 21% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 25 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 50% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 12% Other party not mentioned
  • 12% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 38% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 12% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 23 responses

  • 70% Very accepting.
  • 26% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
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