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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Needham, MA 02492-1245

United States

Phone: 781-292-2222

Fax: 781-292-2210

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 99
SAT:
% Submitting Score:88%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:690 - 760
     Math Middle 50%:737 - 790
     Writing Middle 50%:670 - 780
ACT:
% Submitting Score:42%
     ACT Middle 50%:31 - 34
     Math Middle 50%:31 - 36
     English Middle 50%:30 - 35
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 10
Average High School GPA:3.9
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:79%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:15%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:6%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 782
Total applicants who are accepted: 131
Total of accepted students who enroll: 82
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 96%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $80.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 03/21
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: No
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 6/1
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Very important
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Very important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High School diploma or equivalent is not required
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    99
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    690 - 760
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    737 - 790
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    670 - 780
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    31 - 34
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    31 - 36
  •      English Middle 50%:
    30 - 35
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 10
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.9
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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