Basics

83 students

  • 47% female / 53% male (by reported legal sex)
  • 11% are first-generation college bound
  • 27% are students of color (U.S. citizens only)
  • 11% are underrepresented students of color

30 U.S. States and the District of Columbia represented

Top 5 states represented: California, Massachusetts, New York, Washington, New Jersey

5 countries represented: China, Germany, India, South Korea, Turkey

Academics

  • 42% in the top 2% of their class*
  • 11 National Merit Finalists/15 National Merit Scholars
  • 30 National AP Scholars (17 with Distinction/13 with Honor)
  • 47% were captain of an academic team

*Only reported for high schools that rank students.

Test Scores (Middle 50% Range)

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 695 785
SAT Math 710 800
SAT Combined 1430 1545
ACT Composite 32 35
ACT Math 33 35
ACT English 34 35

Activities

Students in the Class of 2020 participated in the following activities before coming to Olin:

83% Community Service 60% Athletics
54% Part-Time Work 54% Academic Teams
47% Instrumental Music 39% FIRST Robotics
23% Other Competitive Robotics Teams
26% Drama 19% Research
17% Vocal Music 17% Student Government
13% Visual Arts  

Fun Facts and Accomplishments

  • One climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • One developed an android app to educate first time voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • One teaches American Sign Language to other students
  • One has written six novels
  • One is the gardener of their apartment building (and three other students are involved in gardening or farming)
  • One was a Director at a student founded and run organization called Girls Bridging Communities, which promotes racial, socioeconomic, and gender diversity in STEAM fields through hands-on, project-based learning
  • One lived on and repaired the Appalachian Trail
  • One marched in the Rose Bowl Parade with their high school band
  • One organized an exchange program with a school in Kenya
  • One competed in ABC's Battlebots
  • One is a freestyle kitesurfer
  • Two conducted research on water quality
  • One is in an Indie band called Horses of Thought
  • One sailed from Florida to Cuba to Mexico on a “boat of questionable integrity”, and then pulled an all-nighter on the streets of Isla Mujeres to finish the Olin application on New Year's Day
  • One is involved in competitive tractor driving
  • One raised 1,010 books with their National English Honor Society for a high school in Swaziland
  • One is a certified fencing referee for the USFA
  • One was a coauthor of a published scientific paper than pointed towards the possibility of primordial life on Mars
  • One portrayed Wendy Darling in a ballet production of Peter Pan
  • One is a creative and technical design consultant for a start-up that creates ethically manufactured products in the US
  • Two are pilots
  • One worked on a ropes course at a camp for children with organ transplants
  • One is a unicyclist