- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Business
- Gender: F
- High School: The Ursuline School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
you couldnt ask for a better education. this is the reason people stick around. the professors know your name they encourage you to speak with them outside the classroom. because of the intense business curriculum and hte large amount of student athletes, babson students are very competitive. the curve doesnt help matters. your final grade is based on how well everyone else you are sitting in class with does. its helpful if you're getting 65's on exams, but if you're getting 90s, you may not end up with an a if 5 or 6 other people are getting 95s.
the average babson student is from the new england area, comes from a private school - lots of boarding schools, has a lot of money - a friend with a trust fund is common. drives an iller car than any professor, and maybe your dad. conservatives are in the majority. how much you make when you graduate is a topic of class and lunchtime conversation. people get uuber dressed up for class - if you're not in designer duds you're in the minority. there is not a whole lot of diversity. babson works to bring in many different kinds of people, but the fact that this is a business specific school there is only so much that can be done.
The Best Things
found my best friends here
The Worst Things