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
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
Very focused on practical experience, incorporating Harvard Business Cases and professors with extensive work experience. Class size and professor accessibility were strong. Good competition with students who were very focused, who had strong initiative and high achievers. There were a few "old school" teachers who had some chauvenistic approaches, but there were many young teachers with far more enthusiasm. Study abroad opportunities existed.Admissions
essays, interviews,Graduation Year
2004 or earlier
Small classes and a lot of group projectsQuality of Life
Everything I neededAdmissions
Early application, acceptance, then interview for scholarship program.Graduation Year
Great business classesAdmissions
The interview was very good because I got to aak them questions too. The essay asks you to wrote a letter to a future roommateLevel
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
Well-rounded business education, excellent professors, ideal class sizesQuality of Life
Excellent dining, dormitories could have been better supervised, library was very good, beautiful campusAdmissions
Standard processGraduation Year
2004 or earlier
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