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Babson College

Babson Park, MA

Babson College, founded in 1919, is a private college of business administration and management. It is committed to educating women and men to be business leaders in the 21st century. Students learn the world of business through state-of-the-art programs that bring the business world into the classroom. Its 380-acre campus is located in Wellesley, 12 miles from Boston.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,141
   Women1,036 (48.4%)
   Men1,105 (51.6%)
Graduate Students916


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate26% of 7,516 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 3
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading630 average
580-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing640 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$64,714
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met98%
Average Freshman Award$39,541
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 32% of classes
40-49 students: 17% of classes


Babson Park Population26,613
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 78% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities27% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.7% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
13.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.9% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students26.1% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.61 3.98 645 641 30
Low 2.40 3.00 530 500 22
High 4.00 5.00 770 730 34
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Babson's founder, Roger Babson, made his fortune by applying one of Newton's laws to economics: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

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