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Babson Admission Requirements

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Babson College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
27%
Admission Difficulty for Babson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Babson and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Babson is 27%.  It ranks #11 in Massachusetts and #75 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Babson is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,753 out of 6,501 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent (SAT 1270/1450 ACT 27/32). Babson College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Babson application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Babson College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 69% of students submitted SAT scores and 41% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Babson SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1270-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT 
69%
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1360

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Babson College?

Babson College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1180. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. Babson ranks #12 in Massachusetts and #76 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Babson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1450 and Above Good >41%
1360 to 1450 Avg + 27%-41%
1270 to 1360 Avg - 16%-27%
1180 to 1270 Reach 9%-16%
Less than 1180 Low <9%
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Babson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Babson?

Admission data indicates that Babson regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Massachusetts and #112 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Babson College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Babson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >44%
29 to 32 Avg + 27%-44%
27 to 29 Avg - 18%-27%
25 to 27 Reach 12%-18%
Less than 25 Low <12%
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Babson GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.79*
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Babson College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Babson. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Babson College was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Babson will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.79 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Babson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,369 4,132 6,501
Accepted 836 917 1,753
Acceptance Rate 35% 22% 27%
Enrolled 256 347 603
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 38% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Babson College is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Babson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Babson College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Babson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164580 IPEDS survey data for Babson College.

FAQs

Does Babson College prefer SAT or ACT?

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Babson. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Babson College?

27% of those who apply are granted admission to Babson. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Babson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1450. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Babson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.