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2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The primary focus is business and from day one, you are submerged in the "business boot camp" structure of Babson. From the freshman year FME program, where you collaborate with 30 other student and run your own business, to all of the concentration classes in junior and senior year, you are getting prepared for the real world. The professors are highly successful business people who excel in their fields and teach you how to be successful. The small class sizes allow real relationships with professors and peers to be established while allowing personalized attention to every student. Studying abroad is a popular option at Babson and they have programs with some of the most prestigious schools in the world, including London School of Economics and St. Andrews University. Although the workload at Babson is frequently overwhelming and difficult to manage, the students emerge with a strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

Admissions

Common Application plus a supplemental essay

Graduation Year

2008

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academic course work is rigerous and the grading can be tough, but well worth the effort when you graduate and look back on all you accomplished. Class sizes are usually small and fairly personalized. Babson has great faculty members, especially the accounting faculty. Professors in almost every class I had were available outside of class to answer questions and help clear up confusing material.

Quality of Life

Everything is great and continues to improve every year.

Admissions

Babson incorporates some application processes from the Common App, but also has unique essays tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Graduation Year

2009

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Very competitive, looking for well rounded student

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Class size about 20. A lot of group work and the work load in general is very heavy. There are many study abroad opportunities.

Quality of Life

Housing is very good. Facilities helpfulness is extreme. Dining hall is pretty good.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Babson divides the credits into half liberal arts, and half business courses.

Every freshman takes a two semester management and IT course where every class starts a business and runs it the spring semester.

There are two rhetoric requirements, as well as statistics, calculus and data modeling course.

Admissions

Early decision. It was common app, essay, recommendation.

The financial aid process was separate and it was via College Boards CSS profile.

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Well-rounded business education, excellent professors, ideal class sizes

Quality of Life

Excellent dining, dormitories could have been better supervised, library was very good, beautiful campus

Admissions

Standard process

Graduation Year

2004 or earlier

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Entreprenurial focus is interwoven throughout all course material. Faculty are very accessible and the grading was fair. Lots of opportunities to study abroad - I studied in Russia. Workload was reasonable, Class sizes were about managaeable, and because of hte entrepreneurial focus many external networking possibilities were available.

Quality of Life

Good food, great library, near a fun walking town. Lots of events on campus.

Admissions

The admissions staff appear to work hard to screen candidates into the appropriate program. I had specific essays, intereviews and the decision was a quick one.

Graduation Year

2008

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

The application essay was quite unique. Interviews were not required, but very beneficial.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Core classes plus high-quality business focused electives and core.

Quality of Life

Great balance. Little or no crime.

Admissions

Business oriented application.

Graduation Year

2004 or earlier

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The manner in which Babson's curriculum is structured allows students to be exposed to all areas of business before they are faced with choosing which area of business to concentrate their studies in. I found this to be extremely important. Many of my peers at other institutions had to choose a major by the end of their sophomore year, after taking all their general ed requirements and before being exposed to many disciplines.

At Babson, all first-year students are exposed to a general introductory year-long business course called Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME). In this class, they form teams of thirty students and create business plans during the fall semester and actually implement the plans and operate the businesses during the spring semester.

Before junior year, students are exposed to financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, micro- and macro- economics, and strategy--among many other courses, including liberal arts, science, and business law. Only after taking all these courses must a student determine which field of business to focus his or her studies in. This is a huge advantage because it allows students to taste all areas of business before making a commitment.

Graduation Year

2008

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