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The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Very important factors considered include: character/personal qualities, essays, extracurricular activities, recommendations, secondary school record, talent/ability.

Important factors considered include: Class rank, standardized test scores, volunteer work.

Students who got into OLIN/FWOE:

Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (2), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (4)
You need to have great test scores and highSep 04 2010Electrical Engineering
You need to have great test scores and high GPA and also show a demonstrated appreciation of learning in math and sciences, not necessarily engineering. Many people have also excelled in other areas outside of the sciences. You need to be creative and also to be able to work well within groups because many of the classes require group-based projects.
ACT: 36 Male
Good standardized test scores, essays, teacher reqsJun 21 2006Engineering Department
Good standardized test scores, essays, teacher reqs. Love working in teams. Want to pursue an engineering degree.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1440 Female
I applied, and made sure I talked about whyDec 07 2005Computer Engineering
I applied, and made sure I talked about why I wanted not just an amazing engineering education, but a broad understanding of other fields as well. I talked about my other passions. Mostly, I just was myself.
SAT: 1500 Male
There is hope for those on the wait listNov 23 2005Engineering Department
There is hope for those on the wait list. My recommendation: relax and be yourself-- the admissions people are nice people, and be able to show that 1) school has so far been an enjoyable/ successful experience so far, and 2) This has left you with the drive/energy to pursue interesting activities outside of school -- the stranger the better.
I think I showed passion in what I didSep 07 2005Mechanical Engineering
I think I showed passion in what I did. I took an eclectic set of courses and took the initiative to make a positive impact in my community (for me, that was primarily at school through organizing students to do fun things, like academic competitions and casual athletics).
SAT: 1600 Male

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