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Study at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Profile of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin is found in Needham, MA. Needham is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at Olin.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering.

Olin Selectivity

Admission to Olin is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 10% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 690. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 740 and 800.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The full-time faculty at Olin is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 299 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Olin has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Olin offers students meal plans.

Olin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering71mechanical engineering, engineering, electrical engineering

Contact: Olin

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin Way

Needham, MA 02492-1200

General Phone: (781) 292-2300


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