Basics

84 students: 39 women/45 men

28 U.S. states represented

8 countries represented: China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea

Academics

  • 12 National Merit Scholars; 14 National Merit Finalists
  • 15 National AP Scholars
  • 10 High School Valedictorians; 2 Salutatorians*

*Out of the high schools that rank their students.

Test Scores (Middle 50% Range)

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

SAT Critical Reading

710

800

SAT Math

730

800

SAT Combined

1470

1560

ACT Composite

32

35

ACT Math

32

35

ACT Science

31

35

SAT Math Level 2

770

800

SAT Physics

730

800

SAT Chemistry

740

790

Activities

Students in the Class of 2019 participated in the following activities before coming to Olin:

76% Community Service

35% FIRST Robotics

18% Other Competitive Robotics Teams

69% Academic Teams

22% Research

56% Athletics

39% Arts—including Vocal Music, Dance, Drama/Theatre, and Visual Arts

48% Part-time Work

8% Student Government

44% Music (Instrumental)

 

Fun Facts and Accomplishments

  • One student has a pilot’s license and one student is working on a pilot’s license!
  • One taught English in India
  • One can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 20 seconds
  • One is a competitive rock climber
  • One built a desktop bamboo water fountain
  • One started an iPhone repair business at school
  • One is a writer for the teen section of their local newspaper
  • One is currently writing a science fiction trilogy
  • One designed a working “Phantom of the Opera” chandelier for their local theater
  • One is an independent film director and editor
  • One completed a solo bicycle ride from Hungary to the Adriatic Coast
  • One co-founded a weekly after school Math Club for 4th and 5th graders
  • One has had two paintings displayed in museums (the Seattle Art Museum and the Bellevue Art Museum)
  • One painted a mural for charity in downtown Dallas, TX
  • One created a school garden where all the crops grown go to the local soup kitchen
  • One spent 10 months in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Scholar
  • One designed and built a robotic prosthetic arm for a quadriplegic man—and watched him use it to pick up his first object in 20 years!
  • One has a Minecraft video with 1.7 million views on YouTube
  • One taught elementary school students about Chinese language and culture
  • One has done about 400 total hours of conservation work in various areas of the U.S.
  • One planned and led their high school’s first annual Young Women’s Engineering Symposium
  • One has won the United Dairymen of Idaho’s Distinguished Student Award
  • One was a two-time soloist for the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
  • One was published in ACS Synthetic Biology