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Wellesley, Massachusetts

Babson College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Babson College

Babson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
24.4%
Admission Difficulty for Babson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Babson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,558 out of 6,383 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 14 percent. Babson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Babson College 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 690
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1360

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

Babson College typically requires 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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.

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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 >35%
1360 to 1450 Avg + 24%-35%
1270 to 1360 Avg - 16%-24%
1180 to 1270 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1180 Low <10%
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Babson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 for highest average ACT composite score. 41 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
32 and Above Good >35%
30 to 32 Avg + 24%-35%
28 to 30 Avg - 16%-24%
26 to 28 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 26 Low <10%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

53% of Babson College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Babson College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 53%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Babson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,195 4,188 6,383
Accepted 749 809 1,558
Acceptance Rate 34% 19% 24%
Enrolled 260 279 539
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 34% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

24% of those who apply are granted admission to Babson College. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 32. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.