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Olin College Demographics & Diversity

Needham, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Olin College are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 47% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Olin College of Engineering students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 0%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 8%
Race Unknown 11%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at Olin College of Engineering with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Olin College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Olin College of Engineering students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Olin College of Engineering students
Gender Number of Students
Men 183
Women 199

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Olin College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 86% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Olin College of Engineering students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 14%
Out of State 74%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
Not Available

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.3%
Part time Undergrads 0.3%

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