Babson College

Wellesley, MA
Median SAT/ACT
Babson specializes in business and entrepreneurship. Although the school offers only one undergraduate degree—a B.S. in business—half of the students’ course loads are in the liberal arts and sciences. And upperclassmen can choose a “concentration,” akin to a major, in subjects as diverse as literary and visual arts, history and political studies, and environmental sustainability. Still, the focus on business is the big draw—and provides a big payoff. Students get hands-on experience from the start, launching a business as part of a freshmen team (profits go to charity) and, in later years, through continuing interaction with local companies and via internships. The result of all that real-world learning: Babson alums report earning an average of roughly $60,000 a year within five years of graduation—about 14% more than the average for recent grads of comparable schools. Ninety percent graduate within six years, 8% more than similar colleges. And the list of ventures started by alums is impressive, including Gerber, Home Depot, and Zumba Fitness. The suburban Boston campus draws an international crowd; more than 25% of students come from 80 countries other than the U.S. About half the students play sports (Babson has 22 Division III teams, as well as club and intramural teams). Monthly Knight parties and the annual spring concert, with headliners such as Kesha and Big Sean, also help students blow off steam.
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Average time to degree
4.1 years
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Key Deadlines
Early decision
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 4
Financial aid

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

See What Students Have to Say
The career opportunities if you have a degree from this school are endless. The top places in business around the world, LOVE Babson students. We're just better, ranked number 1 for Return on Investment actually!
Love the environment and community. The professors know what they are talking about and have experience in their respective fields. The college does a lot for their students and the opportunities afterwards are awesome.
Babson specializes in entrepreneurship- they encourage students to apply entrepreneurial thought and action to every situation they encounter in life- be it starting their own business or simply trying to solve a problem.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

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