Private 4 Year

Olin College of Engineering

Needham, Massachusetts

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Olin College of Engineering overview
Location Needham, Massachusetts
Online olin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Olin College of Engineering overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Olin College of Engineering, a private institution founded in 1997, is positioned in the suburban town of Needham, Massachusetts, near the vibrant city of Boston. Distinguished by its modern architecture and a campus designed to foster innovation and collaboration, Olin College offers a specialized focus on engineering and related fields. The college operates with a project-based curriculum noted for integrating elements of entrepreneurship and leadership within its engineering programs. Olin maintains a highly selective admissions process, seeking a diverse and capable student body. This institution is recognized for its single concentration on engineering, with popular majors that include Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering with a concentration in Computing, Design, or Systems. Olin ensures an immersive residential experience, as the majority of students live on campus in the provided housing facilities, facilitating a close-knit learning community. Although Olin is not traditionally known for a broad athletic program, it does offer some recreational sports opportunities for its students.

In the most recent statistical year 862 prospective students applied, and 165 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 75 enrolled in the school.  356 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 30 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $57,280 plus fees of $3,486.












Olin College is rated within the top 5% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1490/1560
ACT 35/35
GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

Olin College of Engineering overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $85

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Olin College of Engineering
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$216
Other Fees$3,486
Room and Board $18,524
Budget for Other Expenses$1,980
Total One Year Cost$81,486

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Olin College of Engineering students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 100%

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