Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA 02492-1200


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 378
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 354 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Franklin W Olin College of Engineering is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 1,296 applications and only 132 students were granted admission. Franklin W Olin College of Engineering is at the #8 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 58% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 61% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1400 to 1580
ACT32 to 35

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Franklin W Olin College of Engineering's tuition was $46,800 for all students regardless of residency (74.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Franklin W Olin College of Engineering's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 13% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,520 (which is 2.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Franklin W Olin College of Engineering in 2016-2017, was 24, which is 32% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,080 (which is 30.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Franklin W Olin College of Engineering has enrolled a total of 378 students (338 students full-time and 40 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 378 students, 6 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 48%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%

Asian: 13%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Two or more races: 6%

Hispanic: 5%

Black/African American: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at Franklin W Olin College of Engineering.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 67% 156

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Franklin W Olin College of Engineering full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Franklin W Olin College of Engineering graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,500. Last year, out of the total 3,147 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,581 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,607 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,382 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,500 $37,800
Employment Rate 82% 86%
Total Graduates 3,147 1,607

Campus Location

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