I’m sure you can’t wait to find out which institution we have chosen this month but before we get into that, we must share the thought process for coming to a decision on this month’s selection.
The current generation of high school students (aka Generation Z) is primed to be the most entrepreneurial since the generation before it (aka Generation Y). The reasoning behind this is exactly what you might expect; more technology, more resources, and more publicity from shows like Shark Tank that embrace creativity and innovation in the business world. If you’d like, you can read more about it here in this article from Entrepreneur.
Now that you have some solid background information, let’s get to our School of the Month for April!
Campus setting: Suburban
Student Enrollment: 46,184
Tuition, fees, room & board, additional expenses: $64,612
Admissions deadline: Regular Admission – Jan 4; Early Admission – November 1
Admit Rate(based on most recent undergraduate class): 28%
Incoming Freshmen: Average GPA – 3.3 to 3.7 Average SAT score – 1860 to 2140 (3 part)
School Mission: Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.
Check out this short promo video from Babson College:
What Makes this School Great
Babson College clearly has the entrepreneur in mind, offering a degree in business only, though there are a number of concentrations to choose from including: Business Analytics, Global Business Management, Literary and Visual Arts, and Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design. 2014 was a good year for the institution as it was ranked #1 in entrepreneurship by both Entrepreneur and U.S. News and World Report. Babson was also ranked #1 on the best colleges list by Money Magazine last year. Kerry Healy is the President of the school and she discusses these rankings and why Babson College is at the top.
While you may suffer from sticker shock at first glance of the tuition, Babson’s exquisite reputation for graduating successful students should be noted. 99% of students find jobs within 6 months and early salary is comparable to MIT and better than Harvard! There is also a long list of major U.S. companies that work with the Babson College Center for Career Development which includes: Bank of America, Comcast, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Co., and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
For more information on this school, visit Babson College Admissions.