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U.S.News & World Report Names Babson #1 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program

[Posted for reference at ProHipHop]

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the ninth consecutive time, U.S.News & World Report magazine has named Babson the #1 undergraduate program in the U.S. for Entrepreneurship.

Babson is ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship followed by: #2 -- University of Pennsylvania, #3 -- University of Southern California, #4 -- Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, and #5 -- Ball State University.

Babson also moved up to #26 in the Best Business Program ranking (#29 last year), tied with Georgetown University, Arizona State University, and the University of Florida. Babson is the top-ranked small, private business college in this category.

Babson is listed in the magazine's "Schools with a Specialty - Business" section. Among the 17 schools, Babson received the highest scores in several categories:

* Average freshmen retention rate -- 92%
* Average graduation rate -- 84%
* % of faculty who are full time -- 87%
* SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile -- 1160-1330
* Freshmen in top 25% of HS Class -- 83%

The full rankings from the 2006 edition of America's Best Colleges from U.S.News & World Report are available at http://www.usnews.com/. The magazine will be available at newsstands on Monday, August 22, 2005.

This release was issued on behalf of Newswise(TM). For more information visit http://www.newswise.com/.

Source: Babson College

CONTACT: Michael Chmura of Babson PR, +1-781-239-4549,

Web site: http://www.babson.edu/

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