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Babson College Among The Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges


Babson College Among The Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges

The 2019 book ranks Babson among the country's best colleges

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WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Babson College is among the colleges featured in The Princeton Review's 2019 edition of The Best 384 Colleges.

"We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top colleges in the country by The Princeton Review," said Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp, "noting the benefits of a small, diverse, tight-knit community with academic rigor, supportive environment, and collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset."

Babson is ranked in the 2019 edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" guidebook, "The Best 384 Colleges," and is among those cited in the Best Regional College listing Best Northeastern (colleges).

Also, Babson is ranked No. 12 in the Lots of Race/Class Interaction category.

"We picked the 384 'best' colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and the book's lead author.

Students say

Babson College provides a "culture of entrepreneurship" and "fosters collaboration through group work and unconventional assignments. Professors are passionate about the course material and bring their real-life experience into the classroom."

As a "small college, attendance and participation are extremely important," and "professors want to make connections with their students....It is not uncommon to hear about professors recom-mending or referring students to internships and fulltime positions with their extensive networks."

Babson students stress the diversity on campus. This varied population means that "a lot of diverse perspectives are brought about during discussions." Even at a school where business is the name of the game, "everybody at Babson seems willing to help whenever they can whether it is emotional support or help with academics."

"The small class sizes make it very easy to make friends and establish new relationship," students explain, and "days without meetings for clubs and organizations are rare."

In short, "the average student at Babson is well read, wildly ambitious, and heavily involved in extracurricular organizations on campus."

Survey Says

  • Students are happy
  • Career services are great
  • Internships are widely available
  • School is well run
  • Students love Babson Park, MA
  • Everyone loves the Beavers
  • Active student government
  • Active minority support groups

Additional Survey Background

The Princeton Review tallied the rankings for the 2019 edition based on its surveys of 138,000 students (average 359 per campus) attending the 384 colleges in the book in 2017-2018 and/or the previous two school years.

The survey asks students 84 questions about their school's academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The format uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons. More information on the ranking methodology is at

Previous Babson Rankings from The Princeton Review

Among previous Undergraduate School rankings from The Princeton Review, Babson is noted among Colleges that Create Futures, Colleges That Pay You Back, Green Colleges, Best Career Placement (No. 6), Top 25 Entrepreneurship: Ugrad (No. 1), and Top 50 - Colleges That Pay You Back (No. 43).

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. Its brand is the largest online tutoring service in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 15 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit The Princeton Review. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

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