Babson College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Babson College
Babson College (see more Babson College photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Admissions at Babson College are very selective. Only about one-quarter of applicants are admitted. Students can apply using the Common Application. In addition to this application, students must submit a high school transcript, test scores from either the SAT or ACT and letters of recommendation. While an admissions interview is not required, it is strongly encouraged. Calculate your chances of getting in with Cappex's free tool.

Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Babson College Description

Babson College is a private business school located near Wellesley College in the affluent Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. All Babson students study business and work towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The curriculum emphasizes leadership and entrepreneurship skills, and all students receive extensive practical, hands-on training.

The college has won numerous national awards for its innovative approach to business education. First-year students at Babson take a year-long course in which student teams develop, launch and liquidate a for-profit business of their own design.  Explore the campus with the Babson College photo tour.

With all of Babson College's strengths, it should come as no surprise that the school made the lists of top Massachusetts colleges and top New England colleges. For information on other schools in the area, check out this article on Boston-area colleges and universities.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,165 (2,283 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,288
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,376
  • Other Expenses: $1,850
  • Total Cost: $66,564

Babson College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 56%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 48%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,159
    • Loans: $8,033

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Track, and Field, Lacrosse, Swimming, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Tennis, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Skiing

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Babson and the Common Application

Babson College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: