Babson College

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School Overview

Babson College is a well-known and highly respected private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school is located near the Greater Boston area. The college was founded in 1919 and offers bachelor’s and master’s (MBA) degrees in business.

Business majors at the college 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 the world. Businessweek has ranked Babson No.11 among business schools in the United States for return on investment.

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


Babson College mainly offers bachelor’s degrees. 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 on a specific business concentration. 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.

Another thing that sets Babson College apart from other business schools is a world-class faculty with real-world business experience. About 87% of the college’s full-time faculty holds a Ph.D. or doctorate degree. A majority of the instructors at the college are also accomplished executives, entrepreneurs, authors, scholars, researchers, artists, and poets. This helps to add more real-world experiences and insights into the school’s curriculum.

Along with their real-world business faculty, the school has an organization known as Babson Global, which works with government, corporate, university, and foundation partners around the world to advance entrepreneurial education. The school also has an Executive Education program, which allows full-time business professionals to grow in their careers and get an education without having to quit their job.

Student Life

Babson has approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. 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.

Babson College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(781) 235-1200
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457-0310
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,165
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):91%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,957 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$48,288
Out-of-state Tuition:$48,288
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$37,159

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Babson College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Babson College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services113
Grand total113

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Babson College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Babson College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid29856%
Grant or scholarship aid25248%$37,159
Student loan aid20639%$8,033

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,04949%$34,363
Federal student loans78437%$6,562

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Babson College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Babson College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants7,6484,9802,668
Percent admitted100%19%35%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%6%10%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Babson College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,165
Undergraduate enrollment2,283
Graduate enrollment882

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Babson College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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