All student applications are due by January 1st, after coming available online in August of the previous year. Olin College only accepts forms through the Common Application or Coalition Application. Students should expect to hear back about advancing to the second stage by the beginning of February.

If students are accepted for the second stage, they must attend one of the Candidates’ Weekends, which take place at the end of February and first week of March. The weekend includes a design project, an interview, and a group exercise while also giving students the chance to see if Olin is the right choice for their future.

Acceptance letters will come after Candidates’ Weekend by mid-March. Students must reply with intent by May 1st. Every year, about 1,060 applications are received, with 13 being accepted to the school. 80 or 57 decide to attend in the fall.

All applications for the January 1st deadline should have ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record, but Secondary school rank are also recommended. They must also include an undergraduate fee of $85.

Olin College looks for students who are diverse, talented, confident, and, of course, have a passion for engineering. Every application receives personal attention as they look for high achievers with difficult courses, high grades, and test scores in the SAT combined range of 1,480 - 1,570 or ACT Composite range of 32 - 35. If interested in applying for Olin, students should take rigorous high school classes with calculus and physics included, both required courses for admission.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
1,062
Male 783
Female 279

 

Acceptance
138
Male 62
Female 78

 

Enrollment Total
79
Male 42
Female 37


Acceptance Rate
13%
Male
7.9%
Female
28%

 

Yield
57.3%
Male
67.7%
Female
47.4%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$85


Graduate

Unknown



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Secondary school rank