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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

Olin's goal is to change the way students learn about engineering. They emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, teamwork, hands-on design, business, creativity and communication. The campus is located adjacent to their education partner Babson College on 70 acres in Needham Massachusetts, a suburb 14 miles west of Boston.

Web Sitewww.olin.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students378
   Women185 (48.9%)
   Men193 (51.1%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate10% of 1,296 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.90
SAT Math755 average
710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading730 average
690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing708 average
ACT Composite34 average
32-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$67,839
Tuition and Fees
$49,986
Room and Board
$15,800
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$44,031
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$18,704

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
37
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Needham Population28,886
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences 
Mascot 
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.2% Asian
0.9% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.1% White
16.6% Unknown
International Students12.2% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning99.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
75.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.71 4.18 749 684 31
Low 2.80 3.00 690 600 25
High 3.98 4.74 790 770 35
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Olin is the first independent engineering college established in the new millennium.

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