Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$54,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
21%
700-800
96%
600-699
3%
30-36
92%
24-29
5%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 142
Declined 763
Total Received 905
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Private

386

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 386
Established in 1997
Coeducational Coeducational

70-acre campus in Needham (population: 31,329); 14 miles from Boston; served by bus and train. Major airport serves Boston. School is adjacent to Babson College.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Council of Olin Representatives
  • Stay Late and Create
  • Support, Encourage and Recognize Volunteerism (SERV)
  • Mini Baja
  • Olin Fire Arts Club

Top Events

  • Candidates' Weekend
  • Expo
  • Fall Career Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
21%
700-800
96%
600-699
3%
30-36
92%
24-29
5%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $85
Application deadline January 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.9

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 142
Declined 763
Total Received 905

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $53,990
Room & board $17,460
Additional fees $710
Books & supplies $200
Other fees $430
Total $72,790
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

386

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

386
students

Female
53%
203

Male
47%
183

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

347
students

Female
52%
178

Male
48%
169

11%

39
students

Female
65%
25

Male
35%
14

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 99%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

2

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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