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Gordon Prize

In 2013 Olin College's three founding academic leaders, Richard MillerDavid Kerns and Sherra Kerns, received the Bernard M. Gordon Prize, one of engineering's highest honors. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the National Academy of Engineering to recognize innovation in engineering and technological education.


Olin also appears on the following 2018 Princeton Review ranking lists:
  • #3 Professors get high marks
  • #4 Students study most
  • #5 Best schools for internships
  • #7 Best classroom experience
  • #8 Least Religious Students
  • #8 There’s a game? 
  • #9 Their students love these colleges
  • #9 LGBT friendly

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Olin’s rich learning environment is reflected in its outstanding results on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) which gauges levels of students’ involvement with their learning. In 9 out of 10 NSSE metrics, Olin scored above the 90th percentile mark. These metrics measure Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, Supportive Learning Environment and Enriching Educational Experiences.