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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.

General Information

Admission Office
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
(781) 239-5522
(800) 488-3696
Fax: (781) 239-4135

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%

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

*We do 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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