Olin At-a-Glance

Official Opening

Fall 2002

Current Enrollment

330 (48% women, 52% men) 


38 states, 13 countries, 34 non-US citizens


Needham, Massachusetts (14 miles west of Boston)


Olin College prepares students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world. Olin is dedicated to continual discovery and development of effective learning approaches and environments, and to co-developing educational transformation with collaborators around the globe.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering (with concentrations in bioengineering, computing, design and robotics).


Interdisciplinary, project-based approach emphasizing entrepreneurship, liberal arts, and rigorous science and engineering fundamentals.


Seven buildings comprising 382,000 sq. ft. of academic, residential and administrative space on a 75-acre site adjacent to Babson College.


Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; the college's three degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student to Faculty Ratio

 8 to 1


Acclaimed scholars and researchers with a commitment to teaching excellence


Highly selective, with an emphasis on outstanding academic achievement and extracurriculars; special attention given to creativity, passion and enterprise

Scholarship Policy

Every admitted student receives a four-year, half-tuition scholarship valued at more than $100,000 over four years.


The F. W. Olin Foundation committed more than $460 million to support the college, one of the largest grants in the history of American higher education.


Independent nonprofit


1997, Commonwealth of Massachusetts