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Babson College

Babson Park, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate25%
Acceptance Rate25%

Babson College Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Babson College, the regular decision application deadline is January 3 and the application fee costs $75.

Students who submit their applications to Babson College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Babson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Babson College's admissions stats.

Babson College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist Yes

Babson College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Babson College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 3 February 28
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes January 15 April 1

Want to Apply 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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 3. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 28.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Babson College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Babson College is 38%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 25%.

Babson College accepts approximately 32% of early action applicants and 25% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Babson College admitted 276 of the 735 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Babson College admitted 1,53 of the 3,289 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Babson College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to 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 25% of all applicants, about 1,801 of the 7,104 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.

Transferring to Babson College

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Babson College

In 2022, Babson College waitlisted 3,015 students and 1,210 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 1 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Babson College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Babson College

What does Babson College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Babson College for more information on admission factors.

Babson College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Babson College, all applicants 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)
Interview √
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement √
Transcript of High School Record √

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Babson College?

Babson College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Babson College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 33% of Babson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Babson College?

To be competitive with other Babson College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1350 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Babson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1350, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Babson College students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Babson College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Babson College?

To be most competitive at Babson College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Babson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Babson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

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

More Information on 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:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Spring Term

Babson College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Babson College?

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

Does Babson College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Babson College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

βœ… 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Babson College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Babson College is 25%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Babson College?

βœ… Babson College's early decision acceptance rate was 38% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Babson College?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at Babson College was 32% in 2021.

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Babson College Admissions Requirements

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 25%. This means that the institution accepts 25 out of every 100 applicants.


Babson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Babson College is Jan 3.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1350 - 1450


Math SAT Range

690 - 770


Reading SAT Range

640 - 710

Babson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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