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 1,300 applications are received, with 10 being accepted to the school. 80 or 60 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 $80.

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 1,440 - 1,580 or ACT Composite range of 31 - 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 2016 Admissions Cycle
Applications
1,296
Male 931
Female 365

 

Acceptance
132
Male 63
Female 69

 

Enrollment Total
79
Male 42
Female 37


Acceptance Rate
10.2%
Male
6.8%
Female
18.9%

 

Yield
59.9%
Male
66.7%
Female
53.6%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$80


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