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Olin College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Olin College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 118 out of 1,075 applicants or 11% were admitted making Olin College a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 275 800 1,075
Accepted 62 56 118
Acceptance Rate 23% 7% 11%
Enrolled 38 38 76
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 61% 68% 64%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Olin College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1480 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1425. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1535 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1480 1590
SAT Reading 730 790
SAT Math 760 800
ACT Composite 32 35
ACT English 33 35
ACT Math 32 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >20%
33 to 35 Avg + 11%-20%
32 to 33 Avg - 8%-11%
31 to 32 Reach 6%-8%
Less than 31 Low <6%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1590 and Above Good >17%
1535 to 1590 Avg + 11%-17%
1480 to 1535 Avg - 7%-11%
1425 to 1480 Reach 4%-7%
Less than 1425 Low <4%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Olin College is a very selective school.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 79% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 6% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 0% Low
2.75 to 3.00 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441982 IPEDS survey data for Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.



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