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.

Website: www.babson.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,342
Undergraduate
Students
(48.3%) 1,132 Women
(51.7%) 1,210 Men
987
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
24% of 7,122 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,416
Tuition and Fees
$51,104
Room and Board
$16,312
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$42,799
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,013
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
183
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 1% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 29% of classes
40-49 students: 20% of classes
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Campus Life

Babson Park Population
26,613
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
26% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.8% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
27.8% from 80 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 2
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 2
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
24% of 7,122 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 2,587 applicants were admitted
Men
19% of 4,535 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
577 (34%) of 1,722 admitted students enrolled
Women
300 (34%) of 873 admitted students enrolled
Men
277 (33%) of 849 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
38% of 432 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
24% of 2399 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,723
Students Accepting Wait List Position
681
Students Admitted From Wait List
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

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
620-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
71%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
50%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
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 Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,416
Tuition and Fees
$51,104
Room and Board
$16,312
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@babson.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002121
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
291 (52.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
221 (75.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
221 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
221 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$42,799
Need-Based Gift
Received by 209 (94.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,546
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 198 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,925
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 20 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (5.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,085

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,077 (46.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
946 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
946 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
616 (65.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$42,671
Need-Based Gift
Received by 904 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,436
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 778 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,092
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 145 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
142 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,631

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,013
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Auditing
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Economics, General
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Finance
  • Investments and Securities
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Operations Research
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Small Business Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
183
Part-Time Faculty
83
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 1% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 29% of classes
40-49 students: 20% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Entrepreneurship

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
26,613
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
370 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
14 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
14 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
21%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, ice hockey, rugby
Men's Club Sports
rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
26% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,342
Women
1,132 (48.3%)
Men
1,210 (51.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,342
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.8% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
27.8% from 80 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
987

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
92.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Average Starting Salary
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 1.6%

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