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Olin College Admission Requirements

Needham, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Olin College of Engineering

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
15.7%
Admission Difficulty for Olin College of Engineering
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Olin College and can I get accepted? The school has a 16% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 138 out of 878 applicants were admitted making Olin College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent. Olin College of Engineering typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 61% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Olin College of Engineering is a prized outcome for many students.

Olin College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1460-1550
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Olin College of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 750
SAT Composite 25th 1460
SAT Scores for Olin College of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1550
Average SAT Score 1510

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Olin College of Engineering?

Olin College of Engineering typically requires applicants to be in the top 2 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1460 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1410. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1510 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Olin College of Engineering admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >24%
1505 to 1550 Avg + 16%-24%
1460 to 1505 Avg - 10%-16%
1415 to 1460 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1415 Low <6%
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Olin College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
34-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Olin College of Engineering
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 33
ACT Math 25th 34
ACT Composite 25th 34
ACT Scores for Olin College of Engineering
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 34

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Olin College?

Admission data indicates that Olin College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 34 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 1 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 34 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Olin College of Engineering.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Olin College of Engineering admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >36%
34 to 35 Avg + 16%-36%
34 to 34 Avg - 16%-16%
34 to 34 Reach 16%-16%
Less than 34 Low <16%
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Olin College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Olin College of Engineering?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Olin College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Olin College of Engineering was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Olin College is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Olin College of Engineering students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 79% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 6% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 N/A% Low
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Olin College of Engineering admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 242 636 878
Accepted 77 61 138
Acceptance Rate 32% 10% 16%
Enrolled 43 41 84
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 67% 61%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
55

Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Olin College of Engineering and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Olin College of Engineering Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Olin College of Engineering
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441982 IPEDS survey data for Olin College of Engineering.

FAQs

Does Olin College of Engineering prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Olin College. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Olin College of Engineering?

16% of those who apply are granted admission to Olin College. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Olin College of Engineering?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1460 and 1550. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Olin College of Engineering?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 34 and 35. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.