It is definitely on the smaller side but it is literally right next to Babson. The Olin dorms are closer to the Babson dining hall than the Babson dorms. But it is definitely something to think about. If she wants a big rah-rah school, Olin may not be the school. But if she wants a tight-knit, supportive community, she will probably love it. No matter what she decides, I hope she lands wherever she most wants to attend!
Oh and one other thing she may like is that the gender ratio is very even. My class at the engineering school I attended had a 7:1 ratio (the next year’s class was 3:1). A lot of people said to me how great they thought that would be because I’d have the pick of the guys. While that was fairly true, the day to day experience of a big gender imbalance was difficult. I felt like I was always being stared at, etc. As a result, I pretty much lived in sweatshirts and jeans.
Going into college I swore I’d never join a sorority, but I ended up joining one. I joined because it was so nice to have a place where you could get away from all of the guys and just hang with the girls. Something to think about if she ends up at a school with a lopsided ratio.