California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,862

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
780
25th
740
75th
800
25th
790
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
35
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

3

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 536
Declined 7,471
Total Received 8,007
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Private

967

undergraduate students

1,352

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,319
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

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124-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 142,647), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not 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
99%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
780
25th
740
75th
800
25th
790
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
35

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 3
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 536
Declined 7,471
Total Received 8,007

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

59%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$42,648

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,570
Room $10,095
Board $7,242
Additional fees $2,292
Books & supplies $1,428
Total $75,627
Average Financial Aid - $42,648
Total with Avg. Aid $32,979

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Water polo yes yes

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, 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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes
Astrophysics. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Computational Mathematics. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Developmental Biology and Embryology. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering Mechanics. yes yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes yes yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Genetics, General. yes
Geochemistry. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. yes
History, General. yes
Immunology. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other. yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Planetary Astronomy and Science. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Systems Engineering. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering/applied Sciences
  2. Computer/information Science
  3. Mathematics/statistics

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

2,319

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

967
students

Female
45%
437

Male
55%
530

58%

1,352
students

Female
31%
425

Male
69%
927

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

967
students

Female
45%
437

Male
55%
530

Not reported

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

17%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

216

quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Kore
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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