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Babson College is a well-known and highly respected private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, located within the Greater Boston area. The college was founded in 1919 and offers bachelor’s and master’s (MBA) degrees in business. Business disciplines offered include accounting, business administration, management, finance and entrepreneurship. For the last two decades, Babson’s undergraduate business program has been ranked No.1 in the nation. For the last 20 years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson’s MBA in Entrepreneurship No. 1 in the nation. Babson has one of the most reputable and distinguished entrepreneurship programs in world. Businessweek has ranked Babson No.11 among business schools in the United State based on return on investment.

According to a report published by, the average starting salary for undergraduate business majors at Babson is roughly $60,000, while mid-career professionals on average earn around $120,000 a year–not including bonuses. Many of Babson’s most successful graduates (an extensive list of CEOs, CFOs and executives) make much more.


Babson College is technically an undergraduate institution. All bachelor’s (B.S.) degrees in business are offered through Babson. Graduate business degrees (MBAs) are offered through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, an academic school within Babson College. Once students become seniors they’re able to focus their studies in a specific business concentration or related discipline. Babson College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its business programs hold special accreditation status through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Student Life

Babson has approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, depending on the year. In addition to a superior academic offering, Babson provides students (especially undergraduate students) the opportunity to get involved in student clubs, organizations and fraternities (sororities for women). The college also offers various student housing options, including the Healthy-Living Tower, the I-Tower, the Green Tower, ONE Tower, the Philanthropy Tower, the Liberal Arts Tower, and the Sophomore Steering Tower.

General Information

Admission Office
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
(781) 239-5522
(800) 488-3696
Fax: (781) 239-4135
[email protected]
Contact: Grant Gosselin
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Main Address
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
(781) 235-1200

Total undergrads: 1,851
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 469
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,851
Graduate enrollment: 1,588

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 35%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 97%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $34,112 $36,096 $37,824 $39,040 +3.21%
Books and Supplies $968 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,670 $12,020 $12,500 $12,876 +3.01%
Other $1,700 $1,750 $1,750 $1,750 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,450 $50,866 $53,074 $54,666 +3.00%
In-state Off Campus $35,080 $37,096 $38,824 $40,040 +3.13%
In-state with Family $35,080 $37,096 $38,824 $40,040 +3.13%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $46,000
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $46,000
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 268 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 232 49% $6,086,836 $26,236
• Federal grants 65 14% $348,665 $5,364
• Pell grants 65 14% $237,028 $3,647
• Other federal grants 65 14% $111,637 $1,717
State/local government grant or scholarships 42 9% $96,700 $2,302
Institutional grants or scholarships 231 49% $5,641,471 $24,422
Student loan aid 175 37% $1,378,995 $7,880
• Federal student loans 168 36% $683,847 $4,071
Other student loans 43 9% $695,148 $16,166

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 456 716 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 456 716 3
Accounting 33
Business Administration and Management 456 667 3
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 16
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Business Management B
Accounting/Finance B
Auditing B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Business Statistics B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
International Finance B
International Marketing B
Investments/Securities B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Operations Management B
Sales and Distribution B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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