Tuition & Fees

$52,844

$52,844

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
18%
700-800
100%
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

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 138
Declined + 740
Total Received 878
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Private (nonprofit)

390

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2824
ACT 1883

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Location

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 390
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)

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Needham, MA

70-acre campus in Needham (population: 30,999); 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

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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
18%
700-800
100%
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

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 138
Declined + 740
Total Received 878

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,873

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,164
Room & board $16,872
Additional fees $680
Books & supplies $200
Total $69,916
Average Financial Aid - $49,873
Total with Avg. Aid $20,043

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $212,625
State
Institutional $6,880,793
Other external $124,338
Total $7,217,756

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,918,852
Other external $273,179
Total $5,192,031
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 781 292-2215
finaid@olin.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jean Ricker
Director of Financial Aid
jean.ricker@olin.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

390

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

390
students

Female
50%
195

Male
50%
195

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

347
students

Female
50%
172

Male
50%
175

12%

43
students

Female
54%
23

Male
46%
20

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants
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