Olin College prepares students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions, and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world.
Olin was founded to radically change engineering education with the goal of fueling the technical innovation needed to solve the worlds complex future challenges.
In 1997, the F.W. Olin Foundation established the college with a visionary and unprecedented grant to be an important and constant contributor to the advancement of engineering education in America and throughout the world. From day one, Olin had no departments or tenured faculty, allowing for true collaboration and integration of efforts.
Olin instills passion and ignites innovation by focusing engineering students on the needs of people in the real world. This broad perspective in the hands of creative and motivated students inspires technical mastery for a purpose. Olin engineer-innovators envision and deliver products, services and systems that transform the way people live on this planet. Learn more about our academic approach.
In the past decade, Olins approach has proven successful by all measures. We are attracting the countrys top faculty and students who are passionate about learning and making a difference in the world. Our student body is gender balanced and has one of the highest graduation rates in the country. Students are entering the countrys top graduate schools, being offered generous scholarships, are actively pursued by employers, or starting their own businesses right out of college. Weve also appeared and risen on almost all of the top educational rankings.
Educational, business and governmental leaders from around the world are coming to Olin to learn about our new and effective learning environment. Olins Collaboratory is dedicated to co-designing transformational educational experiences with other institutions.