California Institute of Technology: Ranking & Review

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Pasadena Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 56 85
Top 1%

California Institute of Technology Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate8%5%16%
Enrolled undergraduates235127108
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,2381,423815

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $100.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores152
Percent of students submitting SAT scores65%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores131
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

California Institute of Technology Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $68,901 $68,901
Off-campus $68,772 $68,772
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,796 and other expenses per full academic year.

California Institute of Technology provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 891 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $48,111 $48,111
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,797 $1,797
Tuition for Full-time graduates $48,111 $48,111
Fees for full-time graduates $1,674 $1,674
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $446 $446

Programs and Degrees

Engineering 91 86 66 243
Physical Sciences 51 24 71 146
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 67 2 2 71
Mathematics and Statistics 28 2 15 45
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12 4 21 37
Social Sciences 4 4 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4 4
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1
English Language and Literature & Letters 1 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grand Total254122180556

A total of 254 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California Institute of Technology.

At the master's and doctor's level 302 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate89%88%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesCaltech
MottoThe Truth Shall Make You Free. (John 8:32)
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.
Colorsorange, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff3,175
Instructional FTE349
Research FTE703
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, California, 91125
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (626) 795 1547

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