Admission to Olin

Olin College is a supportive learning community of 350 undergraduate students who are bound by a vibrant culture of innovation and define engineering as a creative enterprise that begins and ends with people. Olin is on a mission to change undergraduate engineering education to make it fun, engaging, meaningful and powerful through multidisciplinary experiences, a team approach and project-based learning.

There are two parts to the unique admission process at Olin College of Engineering: the Application and Candidates’ Weekends.

Students applying to Olin will submit the Common Application including the Olin College Member Questions and application fee online through the Common Application website. Our application deadline is January 1, 2018. The Common Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM in the applicant's local time zone on that date.

All applications are reviewed in January. We have a holistic review process through which we carefully evaluate each applicant’s academic and personal qualities. At the end of January, applicants will be notified regarding as to whether or not they will be advancing to the second phase of the admission process, Candidates’ Weekends.

After the three Candidates’ Weekends, Candidates are notified of their final admission decisions by late March. For additional details about the admission process, as well as information about visiting the campus, please refer to the website: