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Babson College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Babson College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,977 out of 7,516 applicants or 26% were admitted making Babson College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Babson College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,724 4,792 7,516
Accepted 977 1,000 1,977
Acceptance Rate 36% 21% 26%
Enrolled 284 244 528
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 24% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Babson College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Babson College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Babson College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1280 1470
SAT Reading 640 730
SAT Math 640 750
ACT Composite 27 30
ACT English 26 31
ACT Math 27 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >42%
28 to 30 Avg + 26%-42%
27 to 28 Avg - 20%-26%
26 to 27 Reach 15%-20%
Less than 26 Low <15%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >37%
1375 to 1470 Avg + 26%-37%
1280 to 1375 Avg - 17%-26%
1185 to 1280 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1185 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Babson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Babson College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Babson College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Babson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164580 IPEDS survey data for Babson College.



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