At Olin College of Engineering, we seek to enroll a diverse, multicultural student body, including students with significant international experience. We welcome applications from students living and studying abroad as well as non-U.S. citizens living and studying within the United States.
We don’t use a different application for non-U.S. citizens and our admission process and standards are the same for all applicants, regardless of residency status.
- Non-U.S. citizens are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 to cover processing costs.
- The application deadline to apply to Olin is the same as for American citizens (January 1).
Review of applications concludes by late-January, at which time we invite about 210 prospective students to campus to participate in one of our three Candidates' Weekends in late-February and early-March. All candidates who wish to be admitted must attend a Candidates' Weekend.
If you live outside of the United States and are invited to Candidates’ Weekend, we will reserve space for you during the second or third weekend (unless you tell us otherwise) in order to accommodate extra time you may need to obtain a travel visa. Read more about our admission process.
The admission requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as the admission requirements for all applicants. All prospective students, both native and non-native English speakers, are required to submit a) the SAT Reasoning Test or b) ACT with Writing
Applicants who live in countries where the SAT and ACT are not offered (and therefore without a full set of required test scores) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The TOEFL is not required, although those scores can be helpful to our admissions team.
- We do not have minimum score requirements, but many of our strong applicants score above 260 on the computer-based test, above 600 on the paper-based test and above 100 on the internet-based test.
- Our school code for the TOEFL is 9008.
All classes at Olin are taught in English. Therefore, proficiency with the English language is a necessary prerequisite for admission.
Note: If your academic record is in a language other than English, it should be accompanied by an official translation and its accuracy should be verified by a counselor or school official. This is also applicable to supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation. If you are preparing for the International Baccalaureate or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-level examinations, please send your expected exam results.
Olin Tuition Scholarship/Financial Aid
The Olin Tuition Scholarship, which covers 50% of tuition, is a merit scholarship that is awarded to all admitted students regardless of what country they come from.
Limited Institutional Need-Based Aid may be available for international students. Due to the fee-based nature of the form, admitted students are welcome to complete the CSS Profile for International Students. The Olin College Board Code is 2824. Note: As funds are limited, no specific deadline applies. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.
Olin is approved by the INS to issue I-20 forms (student visas). The Olin student body is limited to 10 percent non-U.S. citizens; therefore, about eight non-U.S. citizens may matriculate in a given year. U.S. permanent residents and green card holders, however, are not included in this limit.