Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Also known as Olin College of Engineering

1000 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

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 to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Olin College of Engineering accepts.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is around 370 students, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

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

  • The estimated tuition range is around $45,000-$54,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,500 to $1,800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$31,067
Receiving Student Loans34%$5,357
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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 of Engineering has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years93%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years1%
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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