Basics

90 students

  • 49% female/51% male (by reported legal sex)
  • 9% are first-generation college bound
  • 43% are students of color (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • 23% are underrepresented students of color (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • 9% are international students

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

Top 5 states represented: California, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania and Washington

Countries represented by address or citizenship: Canada, China, Germany, India, Nigeria, South Korea, Vietnam, Romania, Slovakia, Spain

Academics

  • Mean unweighted GPA of 3.8
  • 13 Students were honored as National Merit Scholars or Finalists
  • 57 National AP Scholars (19 with Distinction/18 with Honor)
  • 35% were captain of an academic team

Test Scores (Middle 50% Range)

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT EBRW 710 770
SAT Math 740 800
SAT Combined 1470 1550
ACT Composite 33 35
ACT Math 31 35
ACT English 33 35

Activities

Students in the Class of 2021 participated in the following activities before coming to Olin:

82% Community Service 52% Athletics
52% Part-Time Work 50% Academic Teams

38% Instrumental Music

34% FIRST Robotics

15% Other Competitive Robotics Teams

24% Student Government

17% Research
17% Drama 13% Vocal Music
10% Visual Arts  

 Fun Facts & Accomplishments

  • One is a cat socializer.
  • One is a professional magician.
  • One is involved in riflery and marched in the 127th Rose Bowl Parade.
  • One founded and led the only high school team that constructed a nanosatellite for the NASA CubeQuest Challenge… and won third place!
  • One is a street skater.
  • One developed an app for Parkinson’s patients, which won the first annual World Series of Entrepreneurship.
  • One managed a sustainable, organic quarter-acre farm and at least two others worked as farm hands.
  • One is the CEO and Founder of a company that created devices to help people with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • One did the set design for a haunted house.
  • One started a FIRST Lego League team for students with disabilities.
  • At least two hosted radio shows.
  • One danced with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay in a Super Bowl Half-time show.
  • One built a prosthetic arm AND played the bagpipes at the World Pipe Band Championship.
  • One took a month-long, 180 km canoe trip.
  • One started a mentorship program for elementary-aged refugees.
  • One is a blacksmith.
  • One is a birdwatcher.
  • One built a house over the summer before coming to Olin.
  • One created an app that aims to address cultural divisiveness by creating a platform that allows people to share their cultural experiences.
  • One rides a 5 foot tall bicycle.
  • One spent a gap year working with AmeriCorps VISTA spreading STEM to underserved students throughout Virginia.