Applying To Olin

What kinds of students are we looking for here at Olin College of Engineering? Bold, entrepreneurial risk-takers! We are a vibrant community of talented, curious, energetic students and faculty, and we look for students who share our passion for engineering.

When weighing applicants’ applications, we certainly look for high achievers who have demonstrated course rigor, academic mastery and impressive test scores. But we also look for students with character and creativity.

If you’re considering a future at Olin, we encourage you to challenge yourself as much as possible academically and to enroll in the most rigorous courses available at your high school. A strong calculus and physics foundation is essential to success at Olin and is therefore a requirement for admission.

Class of 2023

We will enroll about 84 top students from all over the world for the Class of 2023. As always, we look for a multidimensional student body, representing a broad range of cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds.

You may apply to Olin using either the Common Application or the Coalition Application. We require you to submit the application, including Olin-specific questions, and application fee online through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website by January 1, 2019. 

Please let us help you learn everything you need to know about our one-of-a-kind admission process, including important dates and deadlines and our admission requirements.

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The Olin Tuition Scholarship

Currently valued at more than $100,000, the merit-based Olin Tuition Scholarship benefits all admitted students. Offered for eight semesters of full time study and covering half the annual tuition charges, this scholarship recognizes achievement inside and outside the classroom and represents our confidence in your ability to succeed in this unique academic environment. Our goal is to attract talented students committed to making a difference in the world, and partnering with them to make an Olin education a reality.

Need-Based Financial Aid

In addition to this merit scholarship, the College is committed to meeting full demonstrated financial need for up to eight semesters of full-time study for those who apply by the appropriate deadline and are eligible for additional assistance. 

Eligibility is determined by completion of the FAFSA.  Currently, full need-based aid is awarded to U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens.  Limited need-based aid may be available for International students.

>>Learn more about financial aid at Olin