@Kjake2000 I was @ CW3 and based on my notes and from what I remember from the tour and talking to students in my group during the CW I can answer some of the questions.
I am not very big on social/ Party scene so that’S a non issue and I don’t have much answers there other than there are no Frats.
There are 2 Gyms from what remember. Nothing fancy but good enough to keep us fit.
You can use Babson facilities too
You can join Intramural sports teams at Babson.
Soccer and Frisbee are offered at Olin
Boston is a train ride away and if you have time you can be in Boston in 30 mins.
You can take classes at Babson and Wellesley college so yes you will get to meet students from those schools if Oliners are too Nerdy
Olin freshmen work incredibly hard. The first semester is pass/fail however there will be a lot final projects due. No time to procrastinate. Lots of group projects and work. Lots of rigorous classes. High expectations for every student
same crowd in most the freshman classes. Some classes may have less than 5 students.
l4 years of dorm life / dorm food
Wellesley center is walkable on a good day, has plenty of shopping and restaurants.It is upscale and expensive.
Needham is a über ride away, good food but nothing else to do.
I think you can bring your car. Parking is free.
You can join clubs to keep yourself busy they have so many options!
I am sure you must have visited at least a few of them during candidate weekend.
Someone told me that it’s like going to a summer camp. Small group of people and mostly sheltered life style! The only difference will be that you will be an adult
Approximately 50% in your gender so about 35-40 of sharing 20 rooms at least for the 1st year. but if mix it over 8 terms and summer terms for research, I would say we will all be one happy family by 2022.
I would also recommend reading their blogs there is a lot of info there. Better than asking someone here