September 12, 2022
After eight consecutive years as the third-ranked undergraduate engineering program in the nation, Olin has advanced to the No. 2 spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
Additionally, Olin’s mechanical engineering program has been ranked No. 6 nationally and the electrical engineering program is ranked tenth. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings are based solely on the judgements of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.
“I am delighted that Olin has been recognized by our peers in this way,” said President Gilda Barabino. “Together, we are working to redefine our more than 20-year history of leadership within engineering education. This community of learners and doers will continue to grow, and we will strive to reimagine what an equitable, accessible and impactful Olin education must look like for our students—now, and in the future.”
Olin College earned a score of 4.5 in the U.S. News survey, where participants were asked to rate programs they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). U.S. News has separate rankings for undergraduate engineering programs at colleges that offer doctoral degrees in engineering.
I am delighted that Olin has been recognized by our peers in this way.
This community of learners and doers will continue to grow, and we will strive to reimagine what an equitable, accessible and impactful Olin education must look like for our students—now, and in the future.”
Gilda A. Barabino
The full U.S. News “2023 Best Colleges” rankings can be viewed here.
The No. 2 U.S. News & World Report ranking is the latest among recent accolades recognizing Olin’s place as a leading institution nationally and globally.
This month, the Princeton Review named Olin one of the nation's best undergraduate institutions, including a repeat of Olin’s No. 1 ranking of “Students Study the Most.”
Olin also received notable rankings for:
- Professors Get High Marks (No. 3)
- Best Classroom Experience (No. 5)
- LGBTQ- Friendly (No. 6)
and nine other categories. Read more here.