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Olin College Earns Top Ten Spots in Seven Categories in Latest Princeton Review Listings

Olin College is once again on Princeton Review’s list of top colleges published in the latest edition of The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition—a popular guide to choosing a college or university used by millions of parents and students.

Olin made it to the top 10 in seven different categories, including taking the number three spot nationally in “Professors Get High Marks” and the number seven spot nationally in “Best Classroom Experience.”

“We are particularly gratified with these rankings because they are drawn from student reported surveys,” said Olin College President Richard K. Miller. “To learn that our students hold our professors in such high regard and that we are a top 10 school for the best classroom experience is evidence that our faculty and students engage in a positive learning process every day.”  

Olin also garnered the number four spot on the list of “Students Study the Most.”

The new guide to Olin’s rankings is below:

Best 382 Colleges

Best Northeastern Colleges

Colleges That Pay You Back 

#3         Professors Get High Marks

#4         Students Study the Most

#7         Best Classroom Experience

#8         Least Religious Students

#8         There’s a Game?

#9         LGBTQ-Friendly

#9         Their Students Love These Colleges

In previous rankings published by Princeton Review in 2017, Olin earned number 11 on the list of “Top Internships” and number 24 in “Best Financial Aid.” 

The lists are based on information collected from 137,000 students at 382 colleges around the nation. The survey asks more than 80 detailed questions of students on topics such as: assessments of their professors as teachers, opinions about their school’s library, career services and even the student body’s political leanings.

The two-page summary profile includes sections under student life, student body and academics populated with quotes from students. One Olin student wrote: “I have had professors come to campus at 10 pm because they heard that students were struggling with homework assignments, and stay until well after midnight.” At the end of the day, said another, “Olin doesn’t create engineers, it prepares them.”