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Babson Admission Requirements

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Your chances of getting into Babson College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Babson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Very High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Babson is 22.3%.  Its admission rate is the 11th lowest in Massachusetts and the 77th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Babson and can you get accepted?

Babson is a very highly competitive school to get into. You have a low chance of acceptance even if you meet the admission criteria. It's important that you meet their GPA requirements to get through the first round of consideration. Last year, only 1,700 out of the 7,607 who applied were admitted.

Babson College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Babson?

22% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Babson College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.79 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1430 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT

Babson GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Babson College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Babson are to have around a 3.79 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough for you to gain admission as Babson is a very selective school.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Babson is 3.79 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Babson is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.79 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Babson SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Babson College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 8% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 660
Math 25th Percentile 690
Composite 25th Percentile 1350
SAT Scores for Babson College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 730
Math 75th Percentile 780
Composite 75th Percentile 1510
Average SAT Score 1430

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Babson is 1430 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1350-1510. Students who get into Babson College score in the top 8 percent of all SAT test takers..  Babson ranks #13 in the state of Massachusetts and #74 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1430 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Babson regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1350 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1350, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1270, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Babson College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1430 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1430, you have around a 22% chance of being admitted. A 1510 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 35% chance of getting in.

Babson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1510 and Above Good >35%
1430 to 1510 Avg + 22%-35%
1350 to 1430 Avg - 13%-22%
1270 to 1350 Reach 7%-13%
Less than 1270 Low <7%
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Babson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 30
Math 25th Percentile 28
Composite 25th Percentile 30
ACT Scores for Babson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 32
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Babson is 31, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 30 and 33.  The school ranks #14 in Massachusetts and #90 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 31. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 30 and score in the score in the top 7 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 28.

8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Babson College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Babson College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Babson for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 31 score has around 22% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 40% with a 33 ACT score.

Babson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >40%
31 to 33 Avg + 22%-40%
30 to 31 Avg - 16%-22%
29 to 30 Reach 11%-16%
Less than 29 Low <11%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Babson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,817 4,790 7,607
Accepted 816 884 1,700
Acceptance Rate 29% 18% 22%
Enrolled 291 365 656
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 39%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 3, 2024

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 3, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Babson is very highly competitive, you have a low likelihood of acceptance. It is important that you earn at least a 3.79 GPA to have a good shot at getting in. Additionally, you need to score a 1430 on the SAT and optimally 1510 to place yourself in a strong position. For ACT scores, you need a 31 to have a competitive chance of getting in.

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


Does Babson College prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Babson. 8% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Babson College?

22% of those who apply are granted admission to Babson. Admission competition is very 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 1350 and 1510. The average SAT score is 1430. 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 30 and 33. The average ACT score is 31. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.