Admission Overview 

We believe that innovative thinking in a creative environment creates a revolutionary education.

Olin seeks students that are open to new ideas— and talented enough to develop them to the fullest. We want students who are not only academically accomplished, but also like adventure, thrive on creativity and have an entrepreneurial streak—and come from every kind of cultural, economic and geographic background. Moreover, Olin has enrolled one of the highest percentages of women among the nation’s top engineering colleges. Many prospective Olin students are intrigued by the idea of helping to lead a revolution in engineering education while having an exceptional undergraduate experience. And it’s no small consideration that each student receives a half-tuition merit scholarship!


Once again, the Princeton Review has commended Olin College for its tight-knit community, rigorous academics, project-based learning and ingenious approach to education, and included Olin in the 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges. Olin is ranked #1 for 'Best Classroom Experience' and is recognized in 11 other Top 20 ranking lists, including: 'Professors Get High Marks' (#4), 'Great Financial Aid' (#6), 'Best Quality of Life' (#15), and 'Best Career Services' (#16). 


Over fifty-five alumni have volunteered to serve as resources for prospective Olin students. If you have specific questions about Olin that can be best answered by a former student, reach out to the members of our Alumni Resource List!

Click here to access the Alumni Resource List