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Applying To Olin
Olin College prepares students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world. As such, we practice a holistic admission policy, reviewing applications for both academic achievement and potential as well as personal qualities that would make the applicant a good fit for the Olin education and community. We look for high achievers who have demonstrated course rigor, academic mastery and impressive test scores, but we also look for evidence of characteristics we see in our current students such as creativity, leadership, empathy, entrepreneurship, teamwork, passion, integrity and determination. Your extracurricular profile (including work and family commitments), your essays, and your recommendations help us get to know you and are carefully considered when reviewing candidates for admission.
If you’re considering applying to Olin, we encourage you to challenge yourself as much as possible by enrolling in the most rigorous courses available at your high school, and building a strong foundation in calculus and physics.
Class of 2021
We will enroll about 84 students from all over the world for the Class of 2021. As always, we look for a multidimensional student body, representing a broad range of cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds. Olin is committed to creating a gender balanced and diverse student body in order to identify and solve the world’s pressing problems through people to people engineering.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success
Olin College of Engineering is proud to be one of over 80 colleges and universities to have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. Olin’s membership in the Coalition both represents and reinforces our longstanding commitment to transforming engineering education for undergraduate students.
Olin is not yet accepting the Coalition Application. We will continue to use the Common Application for students applying for the Class of 2021.