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Study at Babson College

Babson College is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in the year 1919 by Roger Babson. It was originally known as Babson Institute. The degree programs offered by the college are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and AACSB. Babson college is mainly a business school and offers undergraduates a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The degree-granting academic divisions of the college are:

  • Accounting/Law
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • History and Society
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Math/Science
  • Technology, Operations and Information Management
The male students participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, ice hockey, alpine skiing, swimming and diving, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer. The women participate in alpine skiing, softball, soccer, field, hockey, swimming and diving, volleyball, track and field, tennis, and lacrosse.

Profile of Babson College

Babson is located in Wellesley, MA (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Babson is the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Babson is known for its programs in business and management.

Babson Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Babson admitted just 38% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 590 and 680.


Babson has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Babson had 3, 434 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Babson. The school has a residential or campus feel. Babson offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Babson College educates men and women to be entrepreneurial leaders in a rapidly changing world. We prepare them to identify opportunities and initiate actions that result in genuine accomplishment. Our innovative curricula challenge students to think creatively and across disciplinary boundaries. We cultivate the willingness to take and manage risk, the ability to energize others toward a goal, and the courage to act responsibly. Our students appreciate that leadership requires technical knowledge as well as a spohisticated understanding of societies, cultures, institutions, and the self. They welcome the challenge of learning continuously and taking responsibility for their careers. Our students will be key contributors in the world's established enterprises as well as emerging ventures. At Babson, we collaborate across disciplines and functions to create knowledge and apply integrative solutions to complex problems. We reach across institutional and geographic boundaries to forge relationships with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to excellence and innovation. "

Babson Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management975business management, accounting

Contact: Babson

Babson College

Babson Park

Wellesley, MA 02457-0310

General Phone: (781) 235-1200


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