The Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition Rates Babson No. 20 in ‘Best-Run Colleges’ Category

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Babson College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The business school is featured in the new 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide,The Best 380 Colleges.

The guide also includes Babson as the No. 1 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program​ from The Princeton Review Entrepreneur Magazine’sSeptember 2014 ranking, and lists Babson as a best Northeast regional college and one of the 20 best-run colleges in the United States. The Guide is based on surveys of 136,000 students at 380 colleges.

In its profile on Babson, The Princeton Review quotes from student surveys that, “Babson College aims to create future leaders” through an “innovative curriculum” emphasizing “entrepreneurial thought and action.” At the same time, the school maintains a “great sense of corporate social responsibility,” making Babson an appropriate choice for students with diverse career goals, from future bankers to start-up visionaries. Here, you’ll meet “students who are heavily invested in starting their own businesses...while others are studying how environmental justice and conservationism plays a role in the corporate world and how environmentalism is evolving in the business world.”

It’s worth noting, however, that “students at Babson are very focused on building connections with as many people as possible and act in a more professional manner than the typical college student.” On that note, Babson undergrads are “passionate about business,” and they are all “very motivated and driven to succeed” in their chosen field. In short, “Babson College attracts creative, hardworking, extremely passionate individuals that want to turn their passions into businesses.”

‘The Inside Word’ from The Princeton Review says, “Babson’s national profile is ascending quickly and prospective students can expect admissions standards to likewise rise in the upcoming years."

According to The Princeton Review’s survey of Babson students:

  • Students are happy
  • School is well run
  • Great financial aid
  • Students environmentally aware
  • Active student government
  • Active minority support group

Babson rated high in six categories that The Princeton Review tallies. On a scale of 60 to 99, Babson received top scores in:

  • Green rating – 94
  • Quality of life – 93
  • Admissions rating − 93
  • Financial aid rating – 92
  • Academic rating – 91
  • Fire safety rating − 90

"Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that could help them achieve their future goals and dreams," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher. "Every college in our book has outstanding academics. While our purpose is not to crown one college academically 'best' overall or to rank the schools 1 to 380 on any single topic, our lists provide direct student feedback on the schools' campus culture, program offerings, and cost. Our goal is to help applicants choose and get into their dream college—the college best for them."

About The Princeton Review

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About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​​​​​​®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the 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 create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​​​​​​

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 08/06/2015 07:20