Babson College

Wellesley, MA 02457
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Babson College is one of the seventy-nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. The campus is located in a suburb, in Wellesley.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,329 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 550 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 528 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 96%). Every year 92% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,329
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate96%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1950 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1230 to 1410
ACT27 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $75
Graduates $100

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,718/credit
In State Students$1,718/credit
Out of State Students$1,718/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 -- -- --
ADN 70 -- -- --
BSN 125 -- -- --
FNP 50 $85,900 $85,900 $85,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of Babson College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 12% $4,214
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,418
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 41% $35,420
Federal Student Loans 32% $4,918
Private Loans 8% $19,257


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$26,817
$30,001 to $48,000$12,075
$48,001 to $75,000$21,990
$75,001 to $110,000$28,937
Over $110,000$49,483

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Babson College
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457

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