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Gordon Prize

In 2013 Olin College's three founding academic leaders, Richard MillerDavid Kerns and Sherra Kerns, received the Bernard M. Gordon Prize, one of engineering's highest honors. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the National Academy of Engineering to recognize innovation in engineering and technological education.


Olin also appears on the following 2018 Princeton Review ranking lists:
  • #3 Professors get high marks
  • #4 Students study most
  • #5 Best schools for internships
  • #7 Best classroom experience
  • #8 Least Religious Students
  • #8 There’s a game? 
  • #9 Their students love these colleges
  • #9 LGBT friendly

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Olin’s rich learning environment is reflected in its outstanding results on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which gauges the effort students put into their college experience and the types of educational experiences they have.  In 20 out of 20 metrics, Olin scores at or above the level of institutions across the country.  In 9 of them, including Collaborative Learning, Reflective and Integrative Learning and Student-Faculty Interaction, Olin scores significantly higher than other institutions.  One hundred percent of Olin seniors also report participating in two or more of NSSE’s high impact practices, including capstone experiences, research experiences and internships, and service-learning.