California Institute of Technology: Ranking & Review

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Pasadena
rank
United States
rank
World
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15685
Top 1%

California Institute of Technology Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate8%5%16%
Applicants7,3395,3811,958
Admissions568262306
Enrolled undergraduates235127108
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,2381,423815

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores152
Percent of students submitting SAT scores65%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
770
Math
790

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores131
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
34
ACT English
35
ACT Math
35

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
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering918666243
Physical Sciences512471146
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services672271
Mathematics and Statistics2821545
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1242137
Social Sciences448
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services44
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
English Language and Literature & Letters11
Philosophy and Religious Studies
History
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesCaltech
Founded1891
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

Official Websitecaltech.edu
Address1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, California, 91125
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population137,000
Phone6263956811
Fax+1 (626) 795 1547

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