Tuition & Fees

$49,280

$49,280

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
74%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
700-800
88%
600-699
12%
700-800
59%
600-699
37%
500-599
4%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 132
Declined + 1,164
Total Received 1,296
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Private (nonprofit)

378

undergraduate students

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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 378
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: 28,888); 14 miles from Boston; served by bus and train. Major airport serves Boston. School is adjacent to Babson College.

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
74%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
700-800
88%
600-699
12%
700-800
59%
600-699
37%
500-599
4%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
($85 for international students)
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 132
Declined + 1,164
Total Received 1,296

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
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
State residency

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 $48,600
Room & board $16,300
Additional fees $680
Books & supplies $300
Total $65,880
Average Financial Aid - $44,286
Total with Avg. Aid $21,594

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,286

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $164,961
State $0
Institutional $6,102,258
Other external $59,458
Total $6,326,677

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,593,950
Other external $192,583
Total $4,786,533

Majors

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

100%

378
students

Female
49%
185

Male
51%
193

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

89%

340
students

Female
48%
163

Male
52%
177

undergraduatePart-time

11%

38
students

Female
58%
22

Male
42%
16

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

100%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 1

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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 12
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
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