Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Also known as Olin College

Olin Way, Needham, MA

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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is located in Needham, Massachusetts and is a nonprofit private institution that assists students to meet their goals. The higher teacher/student ratio and access to faculty and teachers are due primarily to the smaller enrollment, about 350 students, maintained by Olin College.

Areas of study available at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Most common exam scores among applicants admitted to this school are within the range of 32 to 34 on the ACT, or 2078 to 2296 on the SAT exam. Only 16 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the large number of applicants for the limited enrollment spaces available. More information regarding admissions can be found at olin.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $44,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $9,700 each year. Some students at Olin College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

Students may visit the school's http://www.olin.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Olin College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading690 - 760
SAT ® Math738 - 790
SAT ® Writing670 - 780
SAT ® Total Score2098 - 2330

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English30 - 35
ACT ® Math31 - 36
ACT ® Writing8 - 10
ACT ® Composite Score31 - 34

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Olin College

The chances of getting accepted into Olin College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants801
Granted Admissions135 (17%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled82 (61%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is around 360 students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $40,000-$48,000 for both state residents and nonresidents

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$27,795
Receiving Student Loans45%$4,695

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering may offer services like:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Olin College has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years75%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

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