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Olin College - SAT Scores and Admissions Data

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Olin College

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Olin College Description:

A lot of people haven't heard of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, but that's likely to change. The school in Needham, Massachusetts, was established in 1997 by a gift of over $400 million by the F. W. Olin Foundation. Construction began quickly, and the college welcomed its first class of students in 2002. Olin has a project-based, student-centered curriculum, so all students can plan to get their hands dirty in the lab and machine shop. The college is small -- roughly 300 students total -- with a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. All enrolled students receive an Olin Scholarship which until 2010 - 2011 covered tuition in full. Because of the economic downturn, the college has reduced the guaranteed scholarship to half of tuition.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 355
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Scholarships for Olin College (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,975
  • Books: $300
  • Room and Board: $14,500
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $59,275

Olin College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,453
    • Loans: $5,702

Most Popular Majors:

Electrical Engineering, Engineering (General), Mechanical Engineering

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 94%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Olin College Mission Statement:

Olin College prepares future leaders through an innovative engineering education that bridges science and technology, enterprise, and society. Skilled in independent learning and the art of design, our graduates will seek opportunities and take initiative to make a positive difference in the world.

Mission Statement from http://www.olin.edu/about_olin/overview.asp

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