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Babson College Admissions

If you want to apply to Babson College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 2 and the application fee is $75.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Babson College by April 1.

Babson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Babson College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 82%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Babson College?

Babson College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/2.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Babson College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Babson College is 36%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 27%. Babson College accepts about 25% of early action applicants and 27% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Babson College admitted 256 of the 702 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Babson College admitted 711 of the 2,821 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Babson College

Babson College is a very difficult school to get into. Babson College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Babson College accepted 27% of all applicants, around 1,775 of the 6,501 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Babson College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

In 2021, Babson College waitlisted 2,053 students. Of those, 741 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important to Get In to Babson College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Babson College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Babson College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Babson College must submit the following items. Double check with Babson College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Babson College?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Babson College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Babson College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 82% of Babson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Babson College?

To be competitive with other Babson College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1240 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Babson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 and 25% of scored lower than 1240, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Babson College students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Babson College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Babson College?

To be most competitive at Babson College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Babson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Babson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Babson College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Babson College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Babson College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Babson College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Babson College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Babson College.

Does Babson College accept transfer credits?

Babson College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Babson College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Babson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Babson College?

No, Babson College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Babson College's acceptance rate?

Babson College's acceptance rate is 27%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Babson College?

Babson College's early decision acceptance rate was 36% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Babson College?

The early action acceptance rate at Babson College was 25% in 2021.

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Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Babson College? Babson College is a very selective institution. The Babson College acceptance rate is 27%. This means that the institution accepts 27 out of every 100 applicants.



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Babson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 2

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Babson College is Jan 2.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Babson College is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Babson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Babson College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Babson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Babson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1430


Math SAT Range

630 - 760


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

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Babson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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