Babson has a great entrepreneurial vibe and will do students a favor right away of letting them know in their first semester whether they want to get into business or not. The school also has an...
This is not a fun school of you're not into business and making money and making a difference in the world.
Concentration in Business
Babson College was a very welcoming institution. The faculty is excellent, but demanding. The campus was beautiful. Graduates from this school are a valued commodity.
The school is costly. Babson College works hard to find financial aid for students who wish to attend. However , the costs of the school are prohibitive to some people.
The entrepreneurial spirit is contagious -- the general feeling is not "can we do this" but how quickly can we do this. The school is all about execution -- giving Freshmen -- Freshmen! -- a budget...
I can see where this could be a tough spot for someone who doesn't love starting something and seeing it finish -- and turn a profit.
The best thing about Babson is you are immediately immersed into the nuts and bolts of running a successful business. If you're into straight theory classes instead of actually doing the fun work...
This is like a selective art school, except for business. You gotta LOVE business and entrepreneurship from the get-go to succeed here, tough to transfer to another major.
The educational techniques
The quality of professors who teach here. They have all worked in their respective fields and most continue to do so. They are willing to meet with you outside of class to discuss academic issues...
I think it is hard to find something that is just so incredibly terrible here that is worth writing about. Everyone has small things that they would change- I guess mine would be the late night...
Everything about Babson is AWESOME!!!
It is a lot of work! But it's so interesting and 100% worth it.
Babson is a great school for student who know they want a business education. If you're not interested in business, at Babson you will find that out fast.
The go-getter culture sometimes can be ravenous, but so can business.
The immersion teaching style: first thing you do on campus is brainstorm ideas for the business you will run in the spring semester.
The bubble: it's not easy to get to public transportation and with such a small school it's hard to socialize with people from other schools (except Olin and Wellesley of course)
the relationships that can be made with such a diverse group of students and faculty.
the school work is difficult- but definitely manageable.
The people you will be surrounded by during your four years here.
I wish the shuttle ran more often.