Babson College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Babson College is a private business school with an acceptance rate of 24%. Located near Wellesley College in the Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson's curriculum emphasizes leadership and entrepreneurship skills. All Babson students study business and work towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The college has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to business education.

Considering applying to this highly selective school? Here are the Babson College admissions statistics you should know.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Babson College had an acceptance rate of 24%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 24 students were admitted, making Babson's admissions process highly competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,383
Percent Admitted 24%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 35%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Babson College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 69% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 620 690
Math 650 760
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Babson's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Babson scored between 620 and 690, while 25% scored below 620 and 25% scored above 690. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 650 and 760, while 25% scored below 650 and 25% scored above 760. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1450 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Babson.

Requirements

Babson does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Babson participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Babson College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 41% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 28 34
Math 27 33
Composite 28 32

This admissions data tells us that most of Babson's admitted students fall within the top 11% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Babson received a composite ACT score between 28 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 28.

Requirements

Babson College does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many schools, Babson superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

Babson College does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Babson College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Babson College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Babson College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Babson College has a highly competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Babson has a holistic admissions process involving factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay, writing supplement, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. You can further strengthen your application by participating in an optional interview. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside of Babson's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had high school grades in the "B+" / "A-" range or higher. Admitted students tended to have combined SAT scores of 1250 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 26 or better. Strong math scores are particularly important at Babson.

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