Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Olin College)
Olin College can be found in Needham, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Olin College has only around 350 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.
Most of the students accepted into this school earned an SAT score within the range of 2098 to 2330, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 31 to 34. We were able to estimate the Olin College average GPA (3.90 - 4) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 20% of students who applied are granted admission to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at olin.edu.
Overall Olin College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering was reported as 16.9% in Fall 2013 with over 801 college applications submitted to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- Olin College SAT Scores: 2098 - 2330
- Olin College ACT Scores: 31 - 34
- Olin College Average GPA: 3.90 - 4
How Hard Is It to Get into Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering?
Applicant Selectivity: High
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 17.8%
- 2010-2011: 30.0%
- 2011-2012: 16.4%
- 2012-2013: 19.2%
- 2013-2014: 16.9%
- Projected Olin College Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 19.1%
How Does Olin College Compare?
The acceptance rate for Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|Pine Manor College||64.1%|
|School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston||76.8%|
|The Boston Conservatory||36.5%|
|The New England Conservatory of Music||27.8%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Required
- High School Class Rankings are Recommended
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Required
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Olin College (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||690 - 760|
|Math||738 - 790|
|Writing||670 - 780|
|Total Score||2098 - 2330|
|English||30 - 35|
|Math||31 - 36|
|Composite Score||31 - 34|