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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
94%
600-699
5%
700-800
100%
30-36
100%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

3

students

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 537
Declined 7,830
Total Received 8,367
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Private

938

undergraduate students

1,299

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,237
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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope

California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena
91125

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Instrumental music groups
  • Entrepreneur's Club
  • Glee Club
  • Theater Arts
  • Ultimate Disc Club

Top Events

  • Ditch Day
  • International Day
  • Pre-Frosh Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
99%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
94%
600-699
5%
700-800
100%
30-36
100%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 3
School has early action program yes

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 537
Declined 7,830
Total Received 8,367

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
class rank

Considered

first generation
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Astrophysics
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Computational Mathematics
Computer Science
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geochemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Planetary Astronomy and Science
Political Science and Government, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,237

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

938
students

Female
45%
425

Male
55%
513

58%

1,299
students

Female
31%
409

Male
69%
890

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

938
students

Female
46%
425

Male
54%
513

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 98%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

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
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

6

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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