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After 3.5 years of Babson, I have aQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
After 3.5 years of Babson, I have a pretty good idea of what's going on. The academics are good except for the grade deflation and busywork; however, the team work gets a little excessive. The school is finally starting to be recognized by some top employers, so that's good, but it still needs some work.The social scene needs work too. It's not good at all, and that is not getting much better. Another problem is that virtually all students are too busy to have fun.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2007
Campus Aesthetics: A, Social Life: F
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While Babson's academic reputation seems to be onFinance
While Babson's academic reputation seems to be on the rise, I can't help but wonder what the future holds for a school that, financially speaking, is not doing tremendously well. I've come across some very successful Babson grads in the world of finance, yet always encounter the same emotions, or lack thereof. Grads are very apathetic towards the school and would rather donate time and financial resources to their prep schools or grad schools. Speaking for myself, I believe this is directly related to the lack of a true sense of tradition and comradery that you find on other college campuses. While academics should be the centerpiece to any respectable college, there is so much more to the college experience! Babson has failed miserably at instilling the type of social vibrancy that alumni will remember when it comes time to write a check. The school's size obviously limits it from a higher caliber of athletics, however, there are other options that I believe would prove very fruitful. First and foremost, the school needs to establish some sort of fraternity and sorority row, not the present dorms converted for Greek use. Why this has not been done by now I cannot imagine. I suspect there may be some involvement by the town of Wellesley, but find it hard to believe Babson cannot make this happen. Second, good alumni relations begin while students are still in college!! Babson's campus police are incapable of letting students have a good time. Third, many alumni I have come into contact with speak to the lack of outreach by the school. Huge headway can be made via simple efforts such as calling alumni to inform them of news and events, scheduling dinners and luncheons with more frequency in cities like NYC and Boston, etc.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The school is really good.Quite BrightAccounting
The school is really good. I feel that I am getting what I paid for, and that I paid quite a lot. Classes are challenging though and you have to be prepapred to wotk hard to do well here. However, there are students who get it easy. There are a lot of them here since many are very rich. Those are the ones that do not care much and get it easy.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: D-
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