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Olin College’s application process stresses teamwork

Engineering school tests applicants’ ability to collaborate under pressure

NEEDHAM - You may think you have what it takes to get into a selective college - high SAT scores, a beautifully written essay, and a 4.0 GPA.

But can you work with total strangers to build a 2-foot tower with little besides paper and foam board, while college students in capes wheel by on skateboards and bikes, then serenade you?

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