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Babson College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

24.6%
Admission Difficulty for Babson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Babson College? The school has a 25% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,881 out of 7,648 applicants were admitted making Babson College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 17 percent. Babson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1240-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1420
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Babson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Babson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >36%
1330 to 1420 Avg + 25%-36%
1240 to 1330 Avg - 16%-25%
1150 to 1240 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1150 Low <10%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Babson College 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 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Babson College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Babson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >36%
29 to 31 Avg + 25%-36%
27 to 29 Avg - 16%-25%
25 to 27 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 25 Low <10%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Babson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Babson College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Babson College is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Babson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Babson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,668 4,980 7,648
Accepted 928 953 1,881
Acceptance Rate 35% 19% 25%
Enrolled 277 311 588
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 33% 31%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Babson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Babson College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

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.