Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Student Essentials

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Nickname: Olin College
Website: www.olin.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,975
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,975
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 358
Year Established: 2002

About Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College is an engineering school in Needham, Massachusetts, that offers high-ranking academics and a distinctive and innovative approach to the field.

Olin College’s undergraduate academics have received high ratings from such publications as U.S. News, Princeton Review and Fiske.

Available majors include:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • BioEngineering
  • Computer Engineering

All programs use the “Olin Triangle” model. This educational model integrates the study of science, engineering techniques and liberal arts.

Students also undertake major technical projects. These include coming up with solutions for leading companies like Boeing, IBM and Microsoft.

Olin College also believes in a well-rounded education. Students must therefore participate in co-curricular activities, which include everything from a poetry club to public speaking groups. Also unique to Olin College are Passionate Pursuits. Passionate Pursuits are usually creative or artistic undertakings like music or dance, which students pursue under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

In addition to an admissions application and an application fee, applicants must submit transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and recommendation letters.

Olin College offers such need-based financial aid awards as federal and institutional grants and federal loans. Olin also awards full and partial tuition scholarships, as well as private scholarships from outside organizations, to those who qualify.

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Map & Location

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492


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Getting Around Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Needham, MA

Winter
Dec
41
24
Jan
36
18
Feb
40
21
Spring
Mar
48
28
Apr
59
37
May
70
47
Summer
Jun
78
57
Jul
83
62
Aug
81
61
Fall
Sep
73
53
Oct
62
42
Nov
52
33

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 358
Freshman Class 91
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 358

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Asian: 17%
  • Unknown and Other: 16%
Latino 2%
African American 1%
Caucasian 64%
Asian 17%
Unknown and Other 16%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%
Women 44%
Men 56%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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