College Sophomore 2013-07-19T06:57:45Z
The workload in the school is tough but not to the point where hours are spent on work. As long as you give enough time for it it can be completed. Most teachers really value in class participation (some even do cold call) so prepare to speak in the class to get a decent grade.
College Sophomore 2013-07-14T20:48:23Z
I love the business education that can be used at babson. its extremely useful and up to date
College Sophomore 2013-07-14T20:46:48Z
You'll find an abundance of hard drug users if you really get to know people, but its never forced upon anyone
College Sophomore 2013-07-14T20:39:53Z
Very well diversified, anyone of any race/gender can find a home here socially.
College Junior 2013-07-04T16:42:49Z
The weather is really bipolar in the East coast. But the Babson campus is gorgeous and is perfect for walks on a sunny day. If it is rainy no one wants to go out but there's always a common room you can chill in. There are also events on the weekend since it can get boring living on campus in a sort of secluded area. There's also a campus center that has board games, billiards, air hockey, and ping pong if it rains and people do not want to go off campus.
College Junior 2013-07-04T16:35:05Z
There are a ton of international students on campus so Babson does a good job with affirmative action. However, if you come visit the campus when school is in session, you can see that there are cliques. Though Babson has an organization called ONE that promotes diversity, you can see that cliques form (the Koreans are always hanging with Koreans, Indians with the Indians, etc. you get the point). There are organizations for different religious groups and also ethnic groups. However, because there are groups such as the Babson Korean Student Association and Hong Kong Student Association, I believe it actually helps form cliques more so than promote diversity. There are not much homosexuals on Babson campus though.
College Junior 2013-07-04T16:29:17Z
At Babson there is something called the Amnesty program where if your friend(s) get sh*tfaced (pardon my french) you have a choice of calling public safety (officers on campus) and you won't get in trouble. I believe your friend won't get in trouble either. The point is it promotes safety.
Babson also has a really strict plagiarism policy. We have to write an honor code on every assignment and sign it. If plagiarism is detected, you have to go to the honor board where you face the consequences.
You can be the judge on how strict Babson is.
College Junior 2013-07-04T16:23:41Z
We have a pub at Babson where students go to grab a drink or for trivia night. There are also greek life parties or the most popular ones are the ONE tower parties (the group that promotes diversity on campus). But usually people go off campus for parties since MIT throws the best parties. But of course there are different cliques in college and I personally hang out with a group of laid back friends that enjoy playing board games or card games or watch a movie. You can also challenge your friends to a game of billiards, air hockey or ping pong at the campus center. All depends on your interests.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-25T13:54:02Z
Welcome to New England! The weather changes a few times a day. Bring your winter coat and rain boots. This past year we had campus shut down for a hurricane in the fall and a major snow storm in the winter. But that's all just part of the way New England weather works. If you can't handle it stay in Florida or California.
College Sophomore 2013-06-11T19:39:44Z
Babo is everywhere--Babson's a pretty small school. Especially if you live in Forest, which is an all freshman dorm, the public safety building is right next door. RAs are pretty diligent in doing their job, although some are very laid back. Upper classman housing is a lot more chill, but special interest living buildings and frat/sorority towers are watched more closely. Now, Babo and other administratives have decided not to allow rush to happen next year.
College Sophomore 2013-06-11T19:34:49Z
Computers (mostly PCs) are available at the library and in classrooms, but not really necessary because Babson provides ThinkPad laptops to every students (part of tuition). Laptops are swapped every 2 years with all the software and programs needed for classes. Printing is free, and although they sometimes break down, they are very good about fixing them right away. Wifi is weak in certain locations (cell phone signal isn't strong in certain places as well), but you can hardwire your laptop into the campus internet with an ethernet.
College Sophomore 2013-06-11T19:31:46Z
Since Babson is a small school, many people have at least one friend who plays a sport. Therefore, friends will attend their friends' games. However, not many peope go for fun since it's a D3 school. The gym is mediocre. It is quite small and has a handful of each type of cardio machine. The indoor track is kind of slanted and feels unsturdy at parts. However, the weight room is highly utilized, mostly by guys, and there is a dance studio that is good for Babson Dance Ensemble rehearsals, stretching, cyoga/zumba classes, etc. There is not much beaver spirit in sports, but mostly for business.
College Sophomore 2013-06-11T19:24:25Z
Not a lot of people go into Wellesely because they would rather take the free shuttle or T into Boston. however, there are a lot of good restuarants that deliver, so students often take advantage of that. Also, Pinkberry is a favorite and many people do grocery shopping at Roche Bros. (with the help of the free Babson shuttle). Wellesley is a small and well-off town with many families.
College Sophomore 2013-06-11T19:21:44Z
- On average, larger than other campuses i've visited
- A lot of furniture (bookshelves, underbed drawers/storage, closet, etc.
College Junior 2013-05-31T19:21:30Z
Smoking isn't really a big deal on this campus. It's more of who you know. The area we live in isn't really urban so it will take a while for you to find someone to sell it to you. But there is a strict no drug policy on campus that is enforced regularly.
College Junior 2013-05-31T19:17:52Z
The rooms can be cramped depending on how you situate the furniture. But as you get older, the rooms can get better and there are more choices as far as who you will live with.
College Freshman 2013-05-27T18:18:42Z
Easy to get into the city because can just use the bus and then take the T
College Freshman 2013-05-27T18:15:49Z
Delicious food and variety! love the pizza and pasta
College Student 2013-05-16T16:56:48Z
Health & Safety:
Campus police are always around to make sure everyone is safe. Health services is convenient and available for the most part
College Student 2013-05-16T16:53:32Z
There is a free shuttle available to students that will bring you into Boston. Aside from that, students either drive, ride with a friend, or take a taxi to get around.
College Junior 2013-02-28T18:36:01Z
Large international population, but they're all pretty Americanized.
College Junior 2013-02-28T18:34:26Z
The people maintaining the facilities are great at what they do. I just wish that they'd recognize that the students are here to study, and don't need the vacuum running, when they're prepping for mid terms.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T05:42:55Z
Babson is an amazingly diverse community, and one that I am proud to say I am apart of. It is almost a mini United Nations on our campus the way so many countries, states, and cultures are represented. If you can think of a country, odds are there is a Babson student on campus from that country.
College Junior 2013-02-19T19:48:35Z
There are people from all over the world at babson; 30% of the students are international. The students from the states are diverse as well and they are all pretty open to meeting people from other cultures
College Junior 2013-02-19T19:44:13Z
Babson in an entrepreneurship school and I believe they do teach you how to be a leader. There is a lot of support for students starting their own companies.
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