Babson College


The Babson curriculum emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning, and is infused top to bottom with Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. So, whether your interests include marketing or accounting, finance or technology, the arts or athletics, founding new companies or directing nonprofits, you’ll gain both a business skill set and an entrepreneurial mindset. Babson provides students opportunities to work hands-on all four years: in fact, the college gives all first-year students (grouped in teams) $3,000 in start-up loans to conceive, launch, manage, and eventually liquidate a real business or organization, with all profits donated to a local community service agency. Babson is a living/learning laboratory where you’ll discover something new about leadership-and yourself-every day. At Babson, everything is real. Real businesses. Real experiences, Real impact.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Babson's Summer Study

Babson provides a living/learning laboratory for high school students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. Students earn college credit and learn from top-ranked faculty in a challenging and ambitious campus atmosphere. They will differentiate themselves from their peers for college applications and have the opportunity to build their network in meeting with business leaders and industry experts, engaging with real time business challenges, and launching a venture by the end of the program.

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Network for Teaching Entrepreneuirship Conference (NFTE)

Babson currently hosts the northeast regional conference of the Network for Teach Entrepreneurship. This organization, which provides both training to students and teachers, helps you people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. In addition, Babson offers a NFTE Scholarship, a four year, full tuition scholarship.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Multicultural Overnight Experience

This fall program will provide prospective seniors with the opportunity to experience our diverse, multicultural, and inclusive community, through engaging with current students, faculty, and staff and learning more about residence halls, classes, and many other resources. Travel scholarships are available.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Experience Diversity Overnight Program

Held in conjunction with Babson’s annual admitted student day in April, the Experience Diversity Overnight Program allows admitted seniors to learn more about the Babson experience and resources available, interact with other admitted students, and connect with current students, faculty, and staff.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Posse University Partner

Babson College participates in the Posse Foundation, a program that brings talented inner city youth to campus to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Diversity Leadership Award Support

The Diversity Leadership Award is a four-year full tuition scholarship awarded to students with the greatest potential for leadership in creating a diverse community. Scholars receive student mentoring, are provided with unique leadership development opportunities, and are able to participate in distinct academic, social, and cultural activities and events.

Student Diversity

  • 2,283
  • 52/48
  • 11%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 12%
  • 5%
    Black or African American
  • 10%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 38%
  • 2%
    Two or more races
  • 6%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 27%

Student Success

  • 95%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 91%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 100%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 85%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 168
    Full-time faculty
  • 30
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 12:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors


  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    AMAN, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Babson African Student Organization, Babson Asian Pacific Student Association, Babson Korean Student Association, Babson Thai Student Association, Japanese International Circle,Origins of Necessary Equality (O.N.E.) Tower, Chinese Student Association (CSA), Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)


Cost of Attendance

  • $48,288
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • n/a
    Required Fees
  • $15,367
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $36,000,000
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $39,384
    Average aid package
  • $36,556
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 11%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 40%
    Students with financial need
  • 100%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 89%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 56%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 7,649
    # of applicants
  • 25%
  • n/a
    Average HS GPA
  • 30
    ACT Composite
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Critical Reading
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 1/3
    Regular application closing date
  • $75
    Application Fee
  • $75
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • yes
    Early decision plan
  • 11/1
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 11/1
    Early action application closing date