Simply put, Olin is the future of an engineering education. Located next to Babson College outside of Boston, the Olin College of Engineering requires students to learn about software, electronics and mechanical systems, and offers students opportunities to work with students from other majors on interdisciplinary projects. While this in itself may not be unique, the way students learn is. An Olin education is project focused—students learn not just theories, but solve problems, in groups, like adults in the real world with an entrepreneurial spirit. The result: they are prepared for the real world when they graduate. Employers and grad schools know this. Olin offers a traditional residential college program. Its student body is on the smaller side at 334, but it boasts an impressive eight-to-one student-faculty ratio.
Programs: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering (with concentrations in bioengineering, computing, design, materials science, robotics and systems).
Results: Olin grads are some of the most sought after students at the most prestigious and high-paying employers after they graduate.
Why you should know about Olin: cutting edge, one-of-a-kind educational experience that is pioneering higher education. Your child will grow immensely and will be positioned for great success after graduating.
The catch: It is competitive to earn admission. In the past several years, it has been as difficult to get into Olin as the Ivies. However, a student looking to excel in a STEM field in an intimate and cutting-edge environment should consider Olin.
Students interested in studying in New York City may have their hearts set on NYU or Columbia. These schools provide excellent educational opportunities, but admit very few applicants and, without out considering financial aid awards, at a staggering cost. Cooper Union, another elite college in New York City, offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, architecture, and the fine arts. Located in Manhattan, Cooper Union provides every student with a HALF TUITION SCHOLARSHIP (worth $21,000). This reduces the cost of tuition to $21,000 per year. Cooper Union is highly regarded for its specialized programs (arts and engineering), and grads are highly sought after. It is worth mentioning that Cooper Union offers an intimate college experience: the student body is just 876. For families of students craving New York City as a living laboratory for their college experience, consider Cooper Union. Not only is the price right for this school, but its specialized arts, architecture, and engineering programs are internationally recognized. Your child’s possibilities at this college are limitless. The cost of attendance provides many students with increased flexibility after they graduate.
The catch: the secret is out… Admissions rates hover around 15%.