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
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
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 essayGraduation Year
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
Very competitive, looking for well rounded studentGraduation Year
Core Liberal arts and business classes for two yearsQuality of Life
Food sucks, housing is ok, social life sucks, but there are worse.Graduation Year
The application essay was quite unique. Interviews were not required, but very beneficial.Level
Unique essay:Letter to roommate, can apply via common app, early decision/action, regular decision, scholarships: women's leadership, diversity, presidential via application and interviews; other opportunities: posse foundation, enrico scholarship, weissman scholarship; financial aid application, overnights, dinnersGraduation Year
Small classes and a lot of group projectsQuality of Life
Everything I neededAdmissions
Early application, acceptance, then interview for scholarship program.Graduation Year