Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

115 reviews
  1. Needham, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A+
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
12%
SAT Range
1410-1550
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$29,979/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,427/ year
  • $30-48k
    $2,133/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,733/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,654/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,764/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
350Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Data not available
Pell Grant
7%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
71%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.7 responses
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After Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

115 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    39
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
Olin has a different admission process. There are two rounds of admission: round one, which is based off of the typical common application, and round two, where applicants passing round one are invited to campus for an assessment process called Candidate's Weekend. After Candidate's Weekend, all "numbers" concerning the applicant such as test scores and gpa are disregarded and the applicant is evaluated based on his/her "fit" for Olin. This allows the admissions team to build a class that really works together.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 26 2014
Our food gets a lot of crap from people even though it is some of the best in the country. We are a school of 350 students, so we do not have multiple dining halls. The one that we do have has puts out multitudes of vegetarian, vegan, gluten and allergy free options, and there is always something for someone. The kitchen staff is friendly and will gladly give you anything you ask for (they made me cupcakes on my birthday!), and they are always open to suggestions on how to improve the dining experience. Every Olin student is on an unlimited meal plan, which includes unlimited swipes at neighbor colleges Babson, Wellesley, and Brandeis, so if you are ever cross-registered you do not need to worry about food.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 4 2014
There are quite a few restaurants in the surrounding area, they just require a car or bike to get to them. Prices are a bit on the expensive side, but nothing with bankrupt you. Also, Dominoes delivers!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 26 2014