#15 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Babson College overview
Location Wellesley, Massachusetts
Online babson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Babson College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Founded in 1919, Babson College is a private business school nestled in the suburban setting of Wellesley, Massachusetts, approximately 14 miles west of downtown Boston. With a campus distinguished by its blend of modern and historical architecture, Babson emphasizes entrepreneurship across all its undergraduate and graduate programs. The college operates on a semester-based academic calendar, offering a singular Bachelor of Science degree with a strong focus on entrepreneurial education, while graduate students can pursue an MBA among other advanced degrees. Babson is known for its highly selective admissions process. The college operates residential halls providing on-campus housing to foster a living-learning community. Babson College is also recognized for its Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, which supports students in creating and advancing business ventures. While athletics are not a central highlight, Babson competes in NCAA Division III sports as the Babson Beavers, with a particular emphasis on their hockey and basketball teams.

In the most recent statistical year 7,607 prospective students applied, and 1,700 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 656 enrolled in the school.  3,405 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 584 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $54,944 plus fees of $0. Babson is ranked 114 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Babson is rated within the top 22% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1350/1510
ACT 30/33
Estimated GPA 3.79

Applications Accepted

Babson College overview
Applications Due Jan 3, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Babson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,254
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $19,028
Budget for Other Expenses$2,022
Total One Year Cost$77,248

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$108,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Babson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 100%

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