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Babson College Named No. 3 for International Students in the Northeast According to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 College Rankings

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Babson College has been named No. 3 in the Northeast when it comes to the percentage of international students enrolled—this according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 College Rankings.

With an international student population of approximately 27 percent, Babson places third only to Berklee College of Music and The New School. In another recent ranking—Forbes 50 Best U.S. Colleges for International Students 2016—Babson College was named No. 1 nationwide.

“College students who want to be exposed to a diverse mix of cultures may gravitate to schools that have a large representation of students from outside the U.S.,” said Dave Pettit, Editor at The Wall Street Journal. “At The New School and Berklee, international students comprise more than 30 percent of the student body. Babson isn’t far behind, at 27 percent.”

The number of international students is one metric utilized in the ‘Environment’ ranking—which also includes measures of racial, ethnic, and financial diversity. Environment accounts for a 10 percent weight in the overall ranking.

The ranking includes results of the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which examines a range of inputs including student engagement, satisfaction with their experience, environment, and outcomes. Data was also culled from the U.S. government (including Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the College Scorecard, and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)), the Times Higher Education Academic Survey, and more.

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 Babson’s International Student Population

Babson College’s international students come from more than 80 countries around the world and make up approximately 27 percent of the undergraduate student population. Babson is increasingly attracting top students globally; 29 percent of the class of 2020’s first year students are from outside the United States, and an additional 10 percent of the first year class are U.S. students who hold dual passports.