California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Overview

Address1200 E California Blvd
School Websitewww.caltech.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

California Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Pasadena, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 8,208 students applied to California Institute of Technology. Of those students, 543 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in California Institute of Technology was $50,487, in addition to fees of $1,875. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend California Institute of Technology.

California Institute of Technology has a 92% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The California Institute of Technology acceptance rate is 7%. To put this into perspective, 543 of the 8,208 students who applied to California Institute of Technology in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in California Institute of Technology is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into California Institute of Technology had an SAT score between the range of 1,530 and 1,580. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for California Institute of Technology was between 35 and 36 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to California Institute of Technology as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At California Institute of Technology, the tuition for in-state residents is $50,487. Combined with fees of $1,875, room and board costs of $15,525, other expenses of $2,874 and the $1,323 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $72,084.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $52,362 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in California Institute of Technology to $72,084 for out-of-state students.

Students at California Institute of Technology are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at California Institute of Technology was $7,014 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 14%.

California Institute of Technology Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio3:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to California Institute of Technology.

California Institute of Technology has a good gender split, with 45% of undergraduates being female and 55% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 54% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 38% of students come from in-state and 8% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at California Institute of Technology is 3:1. This means that for every 3 there is one member of faculty at the school.

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