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Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

Franklin W Olin College of Engineering is college with 355 students located in Needham, MA.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 355
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Geography 12% In State / 88% Out of State / 10% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 9% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 53%
Multi-racial 6%
International 11%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 11%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 16%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates and is mandatory for freshman. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

99% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Mandatory
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students

Activities

Student Publications: Frankly Speaking

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling women's services chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates employment services for undergraduates minority students services veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study internships liberal arts/career combination visiting/exchange student program student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Engineering (47%), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (26%), Mechanical Engineering (26%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Electrical Engineers
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve a wide variety of practical problems in industry, social organization, public works, and commerce. Includes instruction in undifferentiated and individualized programs in engineering.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Engineers, All Other
All engineers not listed separately.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Mechanical Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Richard K. Miller
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 38
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 55 : 44
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100
International Faculty 2

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 16.9% accepted of 801 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite31 - 34
English30 - 35
Math31 - 36
Writing8 - 10
 
SATMath738 - 790
Reading690 - 760
Writing670 - 780

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Academic GPA

Important: Volunteer Work, Standardized Test Scores, Racial Ethnic Status, Class Rank

Also Considered: Work Experience, State Residency, Geographical Residence, First Generation College Student, Alumni Relation

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 3
Science Lab 0 3
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

January

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $30,947 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $2,919
$30K-$48K $7,551
$48K-$75K $13,762
$75K-$110K $20,828
$110K+ $31,398

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $42,000, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $42,000 Same as On-Campus
Fees $500 Same as On-Campus
Housing $15,000 N/A
Books $300 $300
Total (before financial aid) $57,800 $42,800

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 33% $3,977
Federal Scholarships/Grants 9% $5,661
Institutional Grants 100% $27,838
Other Federal Grants 5% $2,456
Other Loans 1% $15,000
Pell Grants 9% $4,257
Student Loans 33% $4,533

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.olin.edu/admission/costs_fa.asp.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/olin.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

93% of students graduated on time.

98% of students graduated in six years.

96% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#2 Colleges: Best Classroom Experience
#3 Colleges: Students Study the Most
#3 Colleges: Best College Dorms
#4 Colleges: Professors Get High Marks
#5 Colleges: Easiest Campus to Get Around
#5 Colleges: There's a Game?
#6 Colleges: Their Students Love These Colleges
#8 Colleges: LGBT-Friendly
#11 Colleges: Great Financial Aid
#12 Colleges: Best Science Lab Facilities
#12 Colleges: Best Quality of Life
#13 Colleges: Town-Gown Relations Are Great
#14 Colleges: Stone-Cold-Sober Schools
#17 Colleges: Best Career Services
#19 Colleges: Happiest Students
N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)
N/A Colleges: Best Value Colleges for 2014 - Private

U.S. News & World Report

#3 Engineering Where No Doctorates Offered
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