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Babson College is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,007, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 370 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $41,888 (2012-13).
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Babson educates business leaders through a unique hands-on, integrated curriculum that balances business and liberal arts. Students are immersed in an enriching environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking, leadership, teamwork, creativity, communication, and diversity. The flagship of the first year is the award-winning Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship, a year-long course in which all students start and operate their own businesses or organizations. Located just 14 miles from Boston, students have the best of both worlds: a beautiful, residential campus with access to all of the cultural and recreational opportunities a large city has to offer. This intimate New England school, one of the nation's top ranked small business college, enrolls about 480 students each year into its first-year class, keeping the student population around 2000. Set in beautiful Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson's 370 acre residential campus is alive with intellectual, cultural, athletic, and social activities. Babson College offers a strong business curriculum with a liberal arts foundation. About 27 percent of undergraduates are international students who represent 72 countries; multicultural students comprise more 27 percent; and 44 percent of the Babson undergraduates are women. Babson College operates on the semester system with thirteen-week spring and fall semesters, one two-week winter session and two six-week summer sessions. Students are required to take 50 percent liberal arts courses and 50 percent business courses. Babson offers unique programs including First-Year Seminar, field-based learning programs, independent study, and an honors program. Students also have the opportunity to work as consultants to organizations as part of the Management Consulting Field Experience. All students are encouraged to take an active role in defining their course of study. This unique opportunity allows students to cultivate their own interests to best prepare them to meet their immediate career goals upon graduation. Although all students will graduate Babson College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, most courses of study incorporate one or more of the following fields: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, investment banking, management, management information systems, marketing and quantitative methods. In addition, students may choose to plan their course of study around one of twenty-seven optional concentrations in both business and liberal arts disciplines. Babson offers students an extensive variety of student activities. These extracurriculars include 22 NCAA Division III (11 men's and 11 women's) intercollegiate athletic teams. Intramural sports are also popular student activities. More than 90 student-run clubs, organizations, and publishing opportunities are available across every interest spectrum. Some of these activities include: Dance Groups, Theater, Literary Magazine, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Radio Station, Student Government, Student Newspaper, the Yearbook and much, much more. The school also has four fraternities and three sororities. Approximately 15 percent of students are involved in Greek life. Our approach is unique. Our learning concepts provide students the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments, the experience to hit the ground running upon graduation, and the know-how to discover opportunities that will create economic and social value everywhere.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Babson College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Babson College is $75. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 33.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 41.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||33.8%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Babson College is 15:1, and the school has 20.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Babson College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 93.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||85|
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Babson College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,007, with a gender distribution of 56.2 percent male students and 43.8 percent female students. At this school, 85.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15.0 percent of students live off campus. Babson College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Babson College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Babson College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Babson College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Babson College.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Babson College, 44.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $27,691.
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|Tuition and fees||$41,888 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,730 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data