Tuition & Fees

$52,362

$52,362

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
99%
600-699
1%
700-800
100%
700-800
92%
600-699
8%
30-36
100%
30-36
100%
30-36
100%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

3

students

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 568
Declined + 6,771
Total Received 7,339
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Private (nonprofit)

961

undergraduate students

1,277

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering/applied Science
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Mathematics/statistics
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Codes

SAT 4034
ACT 0182

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Location

School Facts

California Institute of Technology, founded in 1891, is a private institution focused on research-based math, science, and engineering fields. Its 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, 10 miles from Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,238
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Pasadena, CA

124-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 142,059), 10 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Los Angeles; smaller airport serves Burbank (15 miles). School operates transportation to jet propulsion lab. Public transportation serves campus.

California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
93%
Top 1/4
7%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
99%
600-699
1%
700-800
100%
700-800
92%
600-699
8%
30-36
100%
30-36
100%
30-36
100%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 3
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 568
Declined + 6,771
Total Received 7,339

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jarrid J. Whitney
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 568-8324
F: 626 683-3026
ugadmissions@caltech.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,951

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,487
Room $8,895
Board $6,630
Additional fees $1,875
Books & supplies $1,323
Total $69,210
Average Financial Aid - $49,951
Total with Avg. Aid $19,259
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 626 395-6280
F: 626 564-8136
finaid@caltech.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Don Crewell
Director of Financial Aid
dcrewell@caltech.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
fencing
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Karate, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Surfing, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Yoga

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cycling, Dance Troupe, Fencing, Floorball, Ice Hockey, Kempo Karate, Kiteboarding, Kung Fu, Racquetball, Rugby, Shorinji, Shotokan Karate, Soccer, Surfing, Tang Soo Do, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Windsurfing, Yoga

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Betsy Mitchell (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Beaver
School colors
black and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aeronautics
Aerospace Engineering
Applied Computational Mathematical Sciences
Applied Mechanics
Applied Physics
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computation Science
Computer Science
Economics/Management
Electrical Engineering
Engineering/Applied Science
English
Environmental Sciences/Engineering
Geobiology
Geochemistry
Geology
Geology/Planetary Science
Geophysics
History
History/Philosophy of Science
Independent Study
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planetary Science
Political Science
Social Science
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering/applied Science
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Mathematics/statistics

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

2,238

total students

34%

in-state

66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

43%

961
students

Female
45%
429

Male
55%
532

57%

1,277
students

Female
30%
386

Male
70%
891

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

961
students

Female
45%
429

Male
55%
532

Not reported

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
43%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

1%

Transfer applicants accepted

100%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

216

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Canada
China
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marjory Gooding
Director, International Scholar Services
626 395-8808
marjory.gooding@caltech.edu

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