Olin College of Engineering was founded in 1997 as an undergraduate engineering institution. It officially began classes in 2002 and continues to provide engineering education with innovative approaches to its students. It is an independent non-profit college which received immense support from the F. W. Olin Foundation of around 460 million USD. The college combines an interdisciplinary, project- based approach to mentor its students for the future.
Olin College of Engineering offers programs only for areas of study related to Engineering. The total enrollment of the university is 330 who come from 13 countries. The student-faculty ratio of the university is 8:1. The acceptance rate of the university is 16% which indicates that the university has a rigorous admissions process and lays great emphasis on academic and extracurricular achievement.
Ranked #3 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News 2020.
Ranked #9 in Computer U.S. News 2020.
Ranked #5 in Electrical/ Electronic/ Communications U.S. News 2020.
Ranked #7 in Mechanical U.S. News 2020
Ranked in Best 385 colleges by Princeton Review 2020.
Ranked #25 in Best career placement by Princeton Review 2020.
Ranked #2 in Best career services by Princeton Review 2020.
Ranked #2 in Best classroom experience by Princeton Review 2020
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1997|
The campus of Olin College of Engineering is located in Needham, Massachusetts which is 14 miles from Boston.
A residence life team consisting of a resident resource person, residence scholar and student affairs professional provide support services to the students regarding housing.
The Olin College of Engineering offers admissions in only undergraduate degrees in the field of engineering.
International students who want to seek admissions at Olin College of Engineering can go throw the below-mentioned application process:
How to Apply: Students can apply for undergraduate admissions via the Common application website or coalition application.
Application fee: The application fee is 85 USD
Application Deadline: January 2, 2020
Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
Standardized test scores of SAT/ ACT are required for evaluation of the admission application. Minimum requirements of these scores are provided in the table below:
|Exam||Minimum requirement (25th percentile)||Minimum requirement (75th percentile)|
|SAT Critical reading||695||785|
English proficiency test scores – Applicants from outside the U.S. can submit scores of English proficiency tests such as TOEFL if they think it would be advantageous for their application. However, it is completely optional.
Supporting Documents – High school transcript with school profile, counselor recommendation form, 2 letters of recommendation – one from a teacher of core Math or Science and other from any teacher of choice, grade report of the first quarter, scores of standard tests like SAT/ ACT. Optional requirements are: AP and IB exam scores, SAT scores (subject-wise), TOEFL exam score and interview report.
|Expense||Estimated cost 2020-21|
|Room and Board||17,460 USD|
|Student Activity Fees||180 USD|
|General Fee||530 USD|
|Laptop Fee||2656 USD|
|Books and Supplies||200 USD|
|Personal Expense||430 USD|
|Total Cost of Attendance||76,846 USD|
To make education at the Olin College of Engineering affordable, international students are offered scholarships to study in the USA. 100% enrolled students are awarded scholarships by spending 26,082 USD.
|Scholarship Name||Amount Offered|
|Albright Institute Fellowships||10,150 USD|
|Amelia Earhart Fellowships||6000 USD|
|Bliss Prize Fellowship||5000 USD|
Alumni from the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 earn an average salary 88,551 USD within 6 months of graduation. Olin alumni members can access various resources and services such as volunteering, mentoring, feedback, making donations, access to community directory on the Olin portal, and gatherings like Alumni Weekend.
98% of the students in the batch of 2018 either worked for an internship or became a part of research during their 4 year course duration at Olin. Top employers of the students in the previous years have been Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Athena health, Skydio, Hubspot, AUris Health, Blue Origin, Pivotal, Synapse and Raytheon.
Starting salaries for various engineering majors of the college is presented in the table below:
|Self-designed engineering||91,922 USD|
|Electrical and Computer engineering||91,543 USD|
|Mechanical engineering||75,774 USD|
Graduates who preferred to continue higher education got admission in top universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkeley and Cornell.
Students get to be a part of at least one internship experience. Summer intern employers of the last year were Accelerate Wind, Form Energy, GE, Microsoft, NASA, Onshape, Shark Ninja and Shift.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$50,400 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Olin College of Engineering Enrollment||412|
|Average Graduation Rate||89.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$50,400 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$300 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$16,300 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,753 / Year|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary