BABSON COLLEGE FEATURED IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW BOOK, THE BEST 382 COLLEGES 2018 EDITION

Babson College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review

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Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, is featured in the new 2018 edition of Princeton Review’s college guide, "The Best 382 Colleges."

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories.  The book also has ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories. All of the ranking lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

"We chose Babson College for this book because it offers outstanding academics, “said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and author. "Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers - our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

In its profile of Babson, The Princeton Review praises it for its “close-knit community, dynamic living and learning experience, and its ability to confront real world problems.”

“’We live and breathe business,’ says one business administration major, of the tight-knit, diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Babson seeks to create an environment of ‘entrepreneurship among a community of goal-driven and disciplined students,’” says Princeton Review.

Methodology

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. Instead it uses students' ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The lists in this edition are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from their assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's career services.

 

The schools in "The Best 382 Colleges" also have rating scores in eight categories. The Princeton Review tallied them based on institutional data it collected during the 2016 -17 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. Rating scores are on a scale of 60 to 99. Categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, and Green, a measure of school's commitment to the sustainability and the environment in its policies, practices and education programs.

 

Learn more about the methodology for Princeton Review rankings »

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About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for 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, 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 Shannon Sweeny, ssweeny1@babson.edu, (781) 239-4621 | 08/01/2017 10:00