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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 2016 Princeton Review ranking lists:
  • Best classroom experience  #1
  • Students study most #2
  • Professors get high marks #4
  • Great financial aid #6
  • Students love their college #6
  • Best campus dorms #7
  • Easiest to get around #7
  • Town-gown relations are great #7
  • Top Internship Opportunities #8
  • There’s a game? #10
  • LGBT friendly #13
  • Best quality of life #15
  • Best career services #16  

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.