Olin College Named to Top College Value Lists

Olin College of Engineering has been designated a top 10 national “Best Buy” college by Fiske Guide to Colleges. The list covers 20 private and public colleges and universities nationwide that are noted for their academic offerings and affordable cost. Olin is one of only two New England colleges named in the list.

According to the Guide, these schools offer “outstanding educational value determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance.” In particular, the Fiske Guide notes Olin offers a top-notch engineering degree at a bargain price. The Guide further mentions Olin’s unique curriculum—one that stresses interdisciplinary and project-based learning.

The full 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges list includes:

Public Private
Arizona State University Centre College
University of Florida   Drew University
University of Iowa  Earlham College
New College of Florida Mount Holyoke College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Oglethorpe University
Purdue University  Olin College of Engineering
SUNY–Binghamton University  Rice University
Texas A&M University  St. Olaf College
Truman State University Vanderbilt University
University of Wisconsin-Madison Warren Wilson College

Olin has also been named to CNBC’s Top 50 Colleges That Pay Off the Most. Olin is listed as No. 14 based on data from PayScale and other sources. The ranking puts the average net cost to attend Olin at $10,706 and the median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience at $134,200.

More information on the CNBC ranking can be found here.

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