Olin College named one of Fiske’s 20 Best Buy Colleges and Universities of 2022

July 16, 2021

Fiske Guide to Colleges has designated Olin College of Engineering as one of the 20 Best Buy Colleges and Universities of 2022.

These are schools that, in the judgment of the editors, offer “outstanding educational value as determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance.”

Fiske notes of the College, “Olin opened its doors in 2002 with an innovative project-based curriculum and a commitment to turning out “technologists with soul.” Already an elite institution that competes with Caltech and MIT, every enrolled student gets a hefty merit scholarship.”

The 2022 Best Buy Guide highlighted Olin’s rigorous coursework, project-based curriculum and  that Olin students are taught to be “as comfortable in the machine shop as in labs and classrooms.”  The editors added that “concern for “engineering design” is built into every subject.”

The Guide also emphasize Olin’s small size where half of all classes have fewer than 20 students, and are all led by professors, with whom students are on a first-name basis. “We work very hard, and we work a lot,” says one senior, “but there’s no real feeling of anything but the friendliest competition. 

For 38 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has chosen a select group of schools noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost for its annual Best Buy list. The tradition continues with the Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2022, comprising twenty public and private colleges and universities.

Founded in 1997, Olin instills passion and ignites innovation in its students and prepares them to envision, create and deliver products, services, and systems that transform and improve people’s lives around the world. Olin teaches students to be explorers and creators who design their own path forward. By challenging norms and sharing its unique approach to education, Olin is revolutionizing the way engineers, and all undergraduates, learn and create knowledge. Located in Needham Massachusetts, Olin is ranked among the top-three undergraduate engineering programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more at Olin.edu