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Babson College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

24.2%
Admission Difficulty for Babson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Babson College? The school has a 24% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,722 out of 7,122 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 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1300-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1460
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 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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
1460 and Above Good >35%
1380 to 1460 Avg + 24%-35%
1300 to 1380 Avg - 16%-24%
1220 to 1300 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1220 Low <10%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
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 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. 51 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 >37%
29 to 32 Avg + 24%-37%
27 to 29 Avg - 17%-24%
25 to 27 Reach 12%-17%
Less than 25 Low <12%

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 2,587 4,535 7,122
Accepted 873 849 1,722
Acceptance Rate 34% 19% 24%
Enrolled 288 262 550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 31% 32%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were 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.