Babson College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Babson College is a private business school located near Wellesley College in the affluent Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. All Babson students study business and work towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The curriculum emphasizes leadership and entrepreneurship skills, and all students receive extensive practical, hands-on training. The college has won numerous national awards for its innovative approach to business education. First year students at Babson take a year-long course in which student teams develop, launch and liquidate a for-profit business of their own design.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3439
Total Grad Students: 1483
Undergraduate Students: 1956
Faculty: 159

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 57%
Percent Female: 43%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Wellesley Massachusetts 2457


Main Email:

Main Phone: 781-235-1200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
(800) 488-3696

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The average GPA of admitted students was a 3.6/4.0 scale.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit is awarded only for faculty approved courses in which the student has earned a grade of "C" (2.0/4.0) or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students must complete at least two years of study at Babson in order to earn their degrees, therefore, the maximum number of transfer credits Babson will award is 63.

Test Scores for Applying:
All applicants who graduated from high school less than five years ago are required to submit their official ACT or SAT score reports.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
We require an official transcript for all secondary schools you have attended. Official college transcripts must be sent from every institution of higher education you have attended.

Essay(s) required:
A 250 word personal statement that will better help us understand you as an individual is required. A statement to your first-year roomate describing what it will be like to live with you and what you are looking forward to most is also required.

Application Fee:
There is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
The Mid-Semester Report Form (PDF) is required for all students currently enrolled in college-level classes. Applicants are required to submit syllabi for all college-level courses for which they would like to receive transfer credit.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 26 30
English 25 30
Math 26 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 580 680
Math 640 740
Writing 610 700

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 321

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 34%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -34%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1020

Other Expenses: 1784

Room and Board: 13330

Tuition and Fees: 40400

Total Cost: 56534

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The Student Financial Services (SFS) staff will be happy to assist you with any aspect of your financial planning for college expenses.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6917

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 55%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 48%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 42%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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