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OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING - [OLIN], NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

Needham, MassachusettsLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1997Established Year
  380Enrollment

Olin College of Engineering: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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. 

Olin College of Engineering Rankings

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

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1997
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment330
Acceptance Rate16%
Programs OfferedUndergraduation
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1

Campus Facilities at Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering Campus

The campus of Olin College of Engineering is located in Needham, Massachusetts which is 14 miles from Boston.

  • It is a 75 acre site adjacent to Babson College. The total area comprises 7 buildings operating for academic, administrative and residential purpose.
  • The campus is equipped with design studios and robotics labs for providing advanced education facilities to students.

Residence Facilities at Olin College of Engineering

A residence life team consisting of a resident resource person, residence scholar and student affairs professional provide support services to the students regarding housing.

  • There are 2 residence halls namely the West Hall and East Hall for on-campus accommodation.
  • The furniture in the rooms in West Hall includes wardrobe, desk, dresser, bookshelves, small fridge, chair and an adjustable bed. There are double rooms with private bath and AC facilities and a cable.
  • East hall has 19 suites divided into 6 single occupancy bedrooms with lofted beds, desk, closet, chair and a dresser.

Programs offered at Olin College of Engineering

The Olin College of Engineering offers admissions in only undergraduate degrees in the field of engineering.

  • Programs of the college have been designed such that students can discover what others with different majors are studying through interdisciplinary projects.
  • Academic majors in engineering provided by the college include mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering and a flexible program where students can select their area of concentration among Bio-Engineering, Computing, Design and Robotics.
  • Electrical, computer and mechanical engineering degrees at Olin are accredited by the ABET.
  • Keeping in view the small student population, classes are conducted in 8:1 student-faculty ratio.

Application Process

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:

ExamMinimum requirement (25th percentile)Minimum requirement (75th percentile)
SAT Critical reading695785
SAT Math710800
SAT Combined14301545
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3335
ACT English3435

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.

Cost of Attendance

ExpenseEstimated cost 2020-21
Tuition53,990 USD
Room and Board17,460 USD
Student Activity Fees180 USD
General Fee530 USD
Laptop Fee2656 USD
Books and Supplies200 USD
Travel1400 USD
Personal Expense430 USD
Total Cost of Attendance76,846 USD

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

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.

  • Amount of grants and scholarships range from 26,082 USD to 75,939 USD.
  • Need-based scholarship assistance is provided to almost 54% of the students.
  • Each admitted student is entitled to receive a 4-year scholarship for half waiver of tuition fee which accounts for about 100,000USD per student.
  • Scholarships that are awarded to international students and the benefit available are as follows:
Scholarship NameAmount Offered
Albright Institute Fellowships10,150 USD
Amelia Earhart Fellowships6000 USD
Bliss Prize Fellowship5000 USD

Alumni Network

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.

Placements

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:

MajorStarting Salary
Self-designed engineering91,922 USD
Electrical and Computer engineering91,543 USD
Mechanical engineering75,774 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.

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Olin College of Engineering Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population412
FAFSA Code039463
Application Cost$85
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$50,400 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score151014501570 63%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740710770-
Mathematics770740800-
ACTCheck Detailed Score343335 59%
English343335-
Mathematics333135-

Olin College of Engineering Acceptance Rate

13.4%

Acceptance Rate

1062

Total Applicants

412

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

50.0%

Male

50.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program13.4%
Total Applicants3082
Total Enrolled412

Olin College of Engineering Enrollment

Enrollment
Olin College of Engineering Enrollment412
Undergraduate Enrollment412
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate89.5%

Attendance Cost

$50,400

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492
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Book Store

Babson College Bookstore0.44 Km
Massachusetts Bay CC Bookstore2.14 Km
Forever & Ever Books2.57 Km
Wellesley Books2.78 Km
Petropol4.28 Km
New England Mobile Book Fair4.36 Km
Angella Field Book Store4.57 Km
Follett Higher Education Group5.64 Km
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Train Station

Wellesley Hills2.2 Km
Needham Heights2.28 Km
Needham Center2.52 Km
Needham Junction3.19 Km
Wellesley Farms3.4 Km
Hersey4.41 Km
Auburndale Commuter Rail Station6.05 Km
West Newton6.66 Km
Natick Center6.91 Km
Brandeis/Roberts7.64 Km
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Walgreens Pharmacy2.35 Km
CVS Pharmacy2.36 Km
Millennium Pharmacy Systems4.21 Km
Andrews' Pharmacy Inc4.34 Km
Bird's Hill Pharmacy4.41 Km
Pharmacogenetics Clinical6.22 Km
CVS7.09 Km
Stop & Shop Pharmacy7.83 Km
Alison Marshall, NP7.84 Km
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Shopping Mall

Church Square2.48 Km
Linden Square2.48 Km
Central Street Wellesley2.64 Km
Lisa James Salon2.71 Km
Central Plaza2.8 Km
The Shops at 300 Needham4.35 Km
Concord4.45 Km
Lifestyle Place4.49 Km
Needham Street Village Shops5.02 Km
New England Concierge Network7.48 Km
Charlesbank Shopping Center7.5 Km
Chestnut Hill Square7.8 Km
The Shops at Chestnut Hill7.86 Km
Apple chestnut hill7.89 Km
9/27 Plaza7.91 Km
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WCVB-TV Heliport3.24 Km
Newtongerocab3.95 Km
Gerolimo, Inc.5.78 Km

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