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Applying To Olin

What kinds of students are we looking for here at Olin College of Engineering? Bold, entrepreneurial risk-takers! We are a vibrant community of talented, confident, energetic students and faculty, and we look for students who share our passion for engineering.

When weighing applicants’ applications, we certainly look for high achievers who have demonstrated course rigor, academic mastery and impressive test scores. But we also look for students with character and creativity.

If you’re considering a future at Olin, we encourage you to challenge yourself as much as possible academically and to enroll in the most rigorous courses available at your high school. A strong calculus and physics foundation is essential to success at Olin and is therefore a requirement for admission.

Class of 2021

We will enroll about 84 top students from all over the world for the Class of 2021. As always, we look for a multidimensional student body, representing a broad range of cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds.

We use the Common Application at Olin and require you to submit the application, Olin Supplement, and application fee online through the Common Application website by January 1, 2017. 

Please let us help you learn everything you need to know about our one-of-a-kind admission process, including important dates and deadlines and our admission requirements.

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success

Olin College of Engineering is proud to be one of over 80 colleges and universities to have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. Olin’s membership in the Coalition both represents and reinforces our longstanding commitment to transforming engineering education for undergraduate students.

While the Coalition Application will be available in the summer of 2016, Olin will not be able to accept the Coalition Application for students applying for entry in the fall of 2017. We will continue to use the Common Application for students applying for the Class of 2021.