Olin College of Engineering is on a 75-acre campus in the suburban setting of Needham, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
Olin College of Engineering has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Olin College of Engineering does not have fraternities or sororities.
Olin College of Engineering has several thriving Council of Olin Representatives. In fact, more students participate in the Council of Olin Representatives than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Olin College of Engineering include Stay Late and Create, Support, Encourage and Recognize Volunteerism (SERV), Mini Baja and Olin Fire Arts Club.
Olin College of Engineering students' favorite campus events are Candidates Weekend, Expo and Fall Career Fair.
This table offers information on housing at Olin College of Engineering.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||100%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||363|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||361|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||0%|
Olin College of Engineering offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Olin College of Engineering students live off campus. In 2022, 100% of undergrads at Olin College of Engineering lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 0% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Olin College of Engineering. There are 363 spots available in on-campus housing for all 382 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 361 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Olin College of Engineering offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Olin College of Engineering there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Olin College of Engineering:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Olin College of Engineering is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Olin College of Engineering campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Olin College of Engineering, take Interstate 95/Route 128 to Needham, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
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