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The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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Olin helps its students feel accomplished.Quite BrightMechanical Engineering
Olin helps its students feel accomplished. Because the student body is so small (300+ students total), there are a relatively few options for classes and clubs relative to large universities. While this may seem constricting at first glance, it is actually a huge blessing.

Olin's small size allows students to try most of the college's offerings - so a student can feel like they made a large dent in the curricula offered. In fact, the most ambitious of students can take most of the classes in a single major, though that requires a very heavy course load throughout all eight semesters. Clubs have very strong membership, because they can see the impact of groups very tangibly on campus.(Also, students get funding from the school for activities and really put that money to use for fun social events.) Many skill sets (like cadding and fire arts, for example) are developed here - and many of them are not academically related. The rich culture here and excellent social environment puts Olin a step above other engineering schools.Because of the strong education and the nurturing social environment at Olin, the students truly enjoy their time here and graduate having accomplished a lot.

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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Olin is awesome! The teachers are just amazingQuite BrightElectrical Engineering
Olin is awesome! The teachers are just amazing and interested in each students and there is a major amount of interaction between students and profs. You can't hide at Olin nor would you want to but be ready to work and work hard but it really pays off! Also you need to sure that engineering is something that you want to do because Olin only offers engineering degrees.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: A-
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My time at Olin College was some ofElectrical Engineering
My time at Olin College was some of my most memorable and best spent years of my life. I highly recommend the school if you're looking for a smaller, close-knit family atmosphere where you will get to know your fellow students and professors very well. Olin is small school but full of activity. Students really take ownership of the college and are well respected by the faculty and staff. It is an innovative environment and a great think tank for ideas. And the best part is you get to be involved in shaping the curriculum as revisions are made to better serve and teach the students.
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