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babson is small, high school sized small. you can't walk from one end of campus to the other end of campus (a whopping half a mile) without running into at least 5 people you know. its great to never feel like a stranger anywhere you are. along with that comes the high school cliquish side of babson. everyone knows everyone elses business whether or not they have ever had an actualy conversation with that person. athletes do not intermingle with non athletes, frats and sororities do not intermingle with non-greeks and everyone else is left to fend for themselves. you are judged if you go against these cliques, you are judged if you do anything except what is expected of you. the town of wellesley shuts down at 6pm. despite all of the high school drama, its not about where you are in the end its about who you are with. its about the friends you make and what you all make of any given situation. as an athlete you cant help but have pride in your team and therefore in your school. but outside of the athletics department, school spirit is lacking. the large amount of international students plays a huge role in this. it is just not in their culture, they dont have any interest in after school activities they are here for the education and they dont usually mix with non-international students. mostly because the american students dont allow them to. the most frequent complaint is about the social life. people LOVE to complain here. whether its about the somewhat dense courseload or the lack of weekday parties. there is always something going on, you just have to find it. i have enjoyed many a babson night - and day - of partying. you have to make your own fun, dont just expect it to be handed to you like it would be at a huge state school. people say that the campus police - babo - are way too strict, they're just doing their job and for the most part they dont break up fun unless its dangerous.
It is a school that is too small, with way too many of the same people, everyone has too many lawyers, and you will need them to either protect yourself against another student, or more likely the administration, they make life very hard on you.
-best thing about babson is the size. very small college so you get to know people, recognize who attends -one thing i'd change is the party scene/activities aspect -people don't really know what babson is, never heard of it. if they do, it's because th
the best thing about babson is the job openings afterwards.... the main thing i'd change is it's harsh grading system...better schools (like the ivy leagues) don't grade on NEARLY a hard scale as babson does....so why penalize the kids for working hard...just grade normally and have none of this babson curve crap i'd also change the way the college is run...the people at babson are way too cheap...air conditioning should be available in dorms all year long...rather than only being in for a few weeks...i think the babson administration is using the current students to get the most (money) out of them....and i think babson college is run like a cell phone company...screwing over its current users to attract and market to new ones the school is fairly sized in my opinion...i just wish there were more girls...and most people have never heard of babson...so i just say i'm going to a business school near boston....besides...most people don't care even if they knew what babson was i don't think there's a lot of school pride because most people i know dislike the school...sure...i like the people at babson...and i have a fair amount of friends...but i don't like the school itself...it's way too stressful and "in your face" when it can afford to use a little less structure...if you've ever seen the movie "boiler room"...you can see how stressful babson college is run.... i'll always remember my friends and my team/club experiences....they helped me survive this school so far...i would have transferred long ago if it weren't for them many complaints are harsh and over protective police officers not enough girls uptight professors too harsh grading system too cheap administration no air conditioning too much "busy work"...meaning work that's useless to the class...like a lot of reading i actually made a babson t-shirt that says front: this is why i'm hot back: because this school's to cheap to pay for air conditioning modeled after the school's shirts that say "this is why i'm hot" "top 10 hottest business schools"
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