Class of 2023 Profile

Basics

86 students

  • 57% female (based on legal sex)
  • 7% are first-generation college students
  • 20% are Pell eligible 
  • 52% are students of color (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • 20% are underrepresented students of color (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • 8% are international students

20 U.S. States and the District of Columbia are represented (home address)

Top 5 states represented: California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Minnesota (by home address)

Countries represented by home address or citizenship: South Korea, Colombia, France, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and Sweden

Academics

Mean unweighted GPA of 3.9
9 students were named National Merit Scholars or Finalists
43 AP Scholars (19 with Distinction/5 with Honor)
36% were captain of an academic team

A photo of the 85 members of the Olin College of Engineering Class of 2023

Activities 

Students in the Class of 2023 participated in the following activities before coming to Olin:

71% Community Service 57% Competitive Robotics Teams
59% Part-Time Work 64% Athletics
55% Academic Teams
51% Instrumental Music
23% Research 32% Visual Arts
15% Student Government 16% Drama
13% Publications Staff  

 

Fun Facts & Accomplishments

  • One co-founded a brass band call The Pepper
  • One is the lead guitarist in a music fusion club
  • One designed a device that attempts to clean the Florida Everglades of harmful algae blooms
  • One built a wood-fired brick pizza oven in their backyard
  • One competed in local and international Canoe Polo tournaments
  • One co-founded a global digital platform delivering optimistic eco-feminist news and ideas on global challenges for next generation girls
  • One created a net-zero and zero waste project for their school’s campus
  • One is a Sunday School teacher
  • One is a pilot for wildfire monitoring projects in Africa
  • One composes original slam poetry
  • One designed and built a gait rehabilitation machine for patients with mobility impairment
  • One has over a decade of wood-working experience
  • One is part of the Ranger Corp at Great Basin National Park
  • One builds and restores houses
  • One cared for chickens as Head Agricultural Proctor at their school
  • One has been involved in a theater production every year since kindergarten
  • Several are black belts in martial arts
  • One created a weekly course call “FUNgineering 101” to introduce young students to engineering
  • One can solve a Rubik’s cube in 25 seconds
  • One is a competitive gymnast
  • One teaches young people about animal husbandry and goat showmanship, having raised and cared for six goats over seven years in a city
  • Two are SoundCloud artists
  • One works on the LA Times Sunday Crossword every weekend with their mom