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#72, overall score 55.58/100

Fun Fact:

There are 11 descendants of Isaac Newton’s apple tree spread across Babson’s campus.

Why should Jewish students attend Babson? It’s a phenomenal school and has AMAZING Jewish life for a school body this size. - Rabbi Moshe Bleich, director, Wellesley Weston Chabad

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Wellesley, Mass.
  • Region: New England
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,283
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 200
  • Jewish population share: 9%
  • Student origin: 27% in-state / 73% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Babson Free Press
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Beavers

COST & AID Score: 7.5/15

  • Score: 7.5/15
  • Tuition: $49,664
  • Room & board costs: $15,838
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $40,546
  • Average loan debt: $35,013
  • Starting median salary: $66,600

ACADEMICS Score: 13.33/20

  • Score: 13.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 24%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 11.1:1
  • Median SAT range: 1230-1410
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 10.33/20

  • Score: 10.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 15
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: No
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 6.32/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 5.92/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 14.75/34

  • Score: 14.75/34
  • Hillel: Babson Hillel
  • Chabad: Wellesley Weston Chabad
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Chicken soup hotline: Yes
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 21 (7 Orthodox, 11 Conservative, 3 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Edgar Bronfman
  • Kosher food details: Join the meal plan and get catered meals delivered to the school.

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