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Babson College
Babson Park, MA
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 3
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 231 Forest Street
City, State, Zip Babson Park, MA  02457-0310
Phone (781) 239-5522
Fax (781) 239-5614
E-mail ugradadmission@babson.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1
Early Decision Notification December 15
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 1
Early Action Notification January 1
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 2
Application Fee $75
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification April 1
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank X      
Recommendations X      
Essay X      
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities X      
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities X      
First Generation to Attend College        
State Residency     X  
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 26% of 7,516 applicants were admitted
   Women 36% of 2,724 applicants were admitted
   Men 21% of 4,792 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 570 (29%) of 1,977 admitted students enrolled
   Women 295 (30%) of 977 admitted students enrolled
   Men 275 (28%) of 1,000 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
43% of 354 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
27% of 2647 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 1,384
Students Accepting Wait List Position 599
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 37%
  Score of 600 - 700 49%
  Score of 500 - 600 14%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 630 average
580-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 11%
  Score of 600 - 700 52%
  Score of 500 - 600 35%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 640 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 18%
  Score of 600 - 700 56%
  Score of 500 - 600 25%
  Score of 400 - 500 1%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 and Above Not reported
3.50 - 3.74 Not reported
3.25 - 3.49 Not reported
3.00 - 3.24 Not reported
2.50 - 2.99 Not reported
2.00 - 2.49 Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 29 average
27-30 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 38%
  Score of 24 - 29 59%
  Score of 18 - 23 3%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank  
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported