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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

School Profile

  • Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringPrivate Four-year College in Needham, MA
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Model Building Kits
  • Acceptance Rate: 14%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 301
First-year Undergraduate Students: 75
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 301

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $36,795
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $36,795

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Subject Tests
  • Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT


Member: N/A
Team name: N/A


  • Ranked #8 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

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Admissions Address

Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1245
(781) 292-2222
Fax: (781) 292-2210
Contact: Charles Nolan
Dean of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity N/A
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 30%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 30%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 567
Female applicants 118
Male applicants 449
Applicants accepted 171
Female applicants accepted 83
Male applicants accepted 88
Freshman enrollment 91
Female freshman enrollment 40
Male freshman enrollment 51
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 50
Students accepting place on wait list 35
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 65%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.8-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 88%
SAT Critical Reading average score 705
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-750
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 745
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 710-780
SAT Writing average score 750
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 650-730
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 43%
Average ACT Composite score 33
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 33-35
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 33-35

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