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Olin College Named One of Princeton Review's 2017 "Colleges That Pay You Back"

Olin College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a great education at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Olin in the 2017 version of its annual rankings book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, and on its website. Olin also landed on several other individual rankings categories. Specifically, Olin earned the #11 spot in top internship opportunities and #24 in best financial aid.

The Princeton Review chose Olin as one of its schools based on the return on investment (ROI) ratings it tallied for hundreds of schools last year. The ratings weighed 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. Princeton Review collected that data from its 2015-16 surveys of administrators and students at the schools. It also factored in data from PayScale from their online compensation survey on starting and mid-career salaries of alumni of the schools. 

The 200 schools included in this list, according to the Princeton Review, all share “stellar academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates.”

In its profile, the book’s editors at The Princeton Review wrote: “Olin College offers a rigorous engineering curriculum that prepares students to be ‘twenty-first century engineers.’ At Olin, which only opened in 2002, the spirit of hands-on collaboration transcends the classroom. Though the school’s history is short, the vision has long been evolving, and this ‘tight-knit community of eager learners and tinkerers’ thrives on a sense of ‘innovation and initiative.’”

Just a few months ago, Olin was named one of Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges.