Your moment has arrived. Share with us the moments or experiences that have led you to apply to Babson College
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
If you have ever experienced discrimination, in any form, due to your racial, religious, gender, or sexual identity, please select yes. If comfortable, you may also opt to share that experience. Additionally, please know we are here to support you. In whatever way feels meaningful to you, please let us know what support looks like for you.
If you answer “yes” to this question on the application, please provide a written explanation about what happened, including details regarding the behaviors you were found responsible for and the outcome you received, including suspension, expulsion, etc. The college is particularly interested in learning more about the process of change you have undergone after these events. Answering “yes” to this question is not an automatic bar to admission. The Admissions Committee will review all candidates holistically and will seek to understand the context of any “yes” answers.
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.