Babson College

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.

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Contacting Babson

Babson College
Babson Park
Wellesley , MA 02457-0310
General Phone: (781) 235-1200

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Babson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,107business management, accounting

Number of programs and degrees for Babson in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4571
Master's degree6492
Post-master's certificate11

Babson Student Body

In 2007-2008, Babson had a total enrollment of 3,434 students (3,226 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 49%
(Foreign Students) 51%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 5%
25-29 18%
30-34 15%
35-39 8%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)19%
New York11%
New Jersey5%
New Hampshire3%
Rhode Island2%
Washington, DC1%

Babson Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %

Babson Room and Board (2007)

Babson offers campus housing for 1,630 of its 3,226 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wellesley, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Babson Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal555650
SAT Math610690
SAT Writing580660
ACT Verbal2530
ACT Math2631
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Babson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,096
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,096
Room and board $ 12,020
Room charge $ 7,756
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,264
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,750

Financial Aid:
Babson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 212100)

Babson Faculty

Babson has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$158,79710$151,814
Associate professoracademic year35$113,79523$111,837
Assistant professoracademic year17$100,96416$83,184
Lectureracademic year22$82,9753$72,167
All faculty totalacademic year103$117,76552$108,420

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Babson Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Track New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Babson Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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