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Babson College Overview

Located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson College is a private not-for-profit institution. Wellesley is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Babson College Known For?

654 Undergraduate Awards
$57,305 Avg Cost After Aid
27% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Babson College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Babson College is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Babson College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $96,100 a year. That's about 136% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Babson College student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Babson College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Babson College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Management Sciences & Methods Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Babson College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Interior Design Management Schools College Factual
#17 Best General Business Administration and Management Schools College Factual
#20 Best Business Administration & Management Schools College Factual
#22 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#57 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#61 Best Accounting Schools College Factual

Where Is Babson College?


Contact details for Babson College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457-0310
Phone: 781-235-1200

How Do I Get Into Babson College?

You can apply to Babson College online at:

Admission Requirements for Babson College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Babson College?

27% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 27%, Babson College is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 22%, and the acceptance rate for women is 35%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Babson College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 700. Math scores were between 650 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Babson College  ( 620 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Babson College  ( 650 to 750 )
Babson College received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Babson College  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Babson College  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Babson College  ( 27 to 32 )

Can I Afford Babson College?

$57,305 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Babson College is $57,305. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Babson College, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $10,541 a year. That adds up to $42,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Babson College is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Babson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,457 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 883 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,457 full-time undergraduates at Babson College, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Babson College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 287
Black or African American 104
Hispanic or Latino 330
White 858
International Students 655
Other Races/Ethnicities 223

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Babson College. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 91 countries are represented at Babson College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Babson College

263 Took All Classes Online
2,652 Took At Least One Class Online
6,558.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,652 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Babson College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 18th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Babson College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Babson College was 6,558.5%. This is the #20 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Babson College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Babson College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Babson College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Babson College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #4
Business, Management & Marketing #7

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Babson College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 654 48 491 1,193
Applied Mathematics 0 0 28 28
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 15 15
Accounting 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 654 48 535 1,237


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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