Tuition & Fees

$47,330

$47,330

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
20%
700-800
94%
600-699
6%
700-800
65%
600-699
35%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
93%
24-29
7%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 118
Declined + 957
Total Received 1,075
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Private (nonprofit)

370

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 2824
ACT 1883

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School Facts

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, founded in 1997, is a private, coed institution. Its 70-acre campus is located in Needham, Massachusetts.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 370
Established in 1997
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Needham, MA

70-acre campus located in Needham (population: 28,886); 14 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston. School is adjacent to Babson College. Public transportation serves campus.

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
20%
700-800
94%
600-699
6%
700-800
65%
600-699
35%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
93%
24-29
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 118
Declined + 957
Total Received 1,075

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Emily Roper-Doten
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 781 292-2222
apply@olin.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,800
Room $9,500
Board $6,300
Additional fees $530
Books & supplies $300
Total $63,430
Average Financial Aid - $42,254
Total with Avg. Aid $21,176

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$42,254

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $177,998
State $0
Institutional $5,798,571
Other external $34,591
Total $6,011,160

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,391,110
Other external $110,946
Total $4,502,056

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
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Undergraduate

100%

370
students

Female
50%
184

Male
50%
186

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

92%

342
students

Female
48%
164

Male
52%
178

undergraduatePart-time

8%

28
students

Female
72%
20

Male
28%
8

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

83%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement
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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants
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