Babson Among The Princeton Review’s "Colleges That Pay You Back"

New book showcases the college as one of the nation’s top ten for best career placement

Babson CollegeBabson College is one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduates seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company features the school in the 2017 edition of its new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The company also posted its school profiles for this book and the book's seven categories of ranking lists on its website.

“We greatly appreciate this acknowledgement from The Princeton Review.  Recognitions like this from our students, peers, and the press, affirms that our transformative learning experience, commitment to affordability and access, and national leadership in career and life outcomes changes not only the lives of our graduates for the better but the companies and community that they impact,” notes Ian Lapp, Dean of the Undergraduate School at Babson College.  

In Babson’s profile, The Princeton Review editors praise the college for its balance of a liberal arts curriculum with a world-class business education. It also includes quotes from Babson students who described the college as supportive of both “entrepreneurship and creative thinking” and encourages applying these to “all aspects of life.”

The "Career Information" section of Babson’s profile lists an exceptional return on investment (ROI) rating score of 90. 

It also cites figures reporting Babson's graduates with at least a bachelor's degree have a median starting salary of $60,700 and median mid-career salary of $121,000.

"We highly recommend Babson College, and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools. They stand out not only for their outstanding academics but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and/or generous financial aid to students with need—or both," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book. "Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support." 

Colleges That Pay You Back has seven categories of ranking lists, including the top 50 overall, and six lists each naming the top 25 schools in special categories. Babson College is ranked No. 46 under “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” and No. 9 in “Top 25 Best Career Placement.”

About the Methodology

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company's surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from's surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.

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. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH).  Follow The Princeton Review on Twitter.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 2/28/2017 9:00 AM