Videos included in the video bar are selected by YouTube based on a simple search using the college name and state. The videos are not selected by COLLEGEdata.
If you like this college, check out its overlaps. Overlaps are the top six colleges that students interested in this college also include most often in their Admissions Profiles on COLLEGEdata.
If you like this college, check out the video tours of its overlaps. Overlaps are the top six colleges that students interested in this college also include most often in their Admissions Profiles on COLLEGEdata.
Only "new SAT" scores are included in the Admissions Tracker Results summary for the college class of 2021. The "new SAT", which was introduced in March 2016, has two sections: Mathematics (M) and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW), each of which has a score range of 200-800.
Admissions Tracker Results for the college class of 2021 only include "new SAT" scores. Your scores are not displaying because your Admissions Profile appears to contain "old SAT" scores. If you added your SAT scores before the Profile form was revised to allow entry of "new SAT" scores, you will need to update your scores in your Profile. Once you update your Profile, your scores will display here. Update your SAT scores.

COLLEGE PROFILE

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

Caltech, founded in 1891, is a private institution. It conducts instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and, including its off-campus facilities, is one of the world's major research institutions. Its mission to train creative scientists and engineers is achieved by conducting instruction in an atmosphere of research, accomplished by the close contacts between a relatively small group of students (approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students) and the members of a relatively large research staff of 1,000 faculty members. Because of its size, Caltech is able to offer students the advantages of a three-to-one student/faculty ratio and participation in what has been described as "a community of scientists, a scholarly intimacy that cannot be found anywhere else." Its 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, 10 miles from Los Angeles.

Web Sitewww.caltech.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,001
   Women391 (39.1%)
   Men610 (60.9%)
Graduate Students1,254

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate9% of 6,506 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 3
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math770-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading730-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing730-790 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite34-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$64,974
Tuition and Fees
$47,577
Room and Board
$14,100
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$40,377
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates
$20,677

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
330
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Pasadena Population138,547
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBeavers
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
49.5% Asian
1.6% Black/African-American
13.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
29.8% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students8.3% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
84.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
31%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
56.0%
College Chances

Will You Get In? Find Out.

Estimate your chances at California Institute of Technology and see how to improve your odds.

College Admissions Tracker

See who got in, who didn't & who's applying now. See the qualifications and admissions decisions of real students who applied to California Institute of Technology.

CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.83 4.31 758 708 32
Low 2.70 2.90 680 580 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
YOU ? ? ? ? ?
College Net Price Calculator

What will it REALLY cost you to attend California Institute of Technology ? Get personalized results based on your financial situation.

DID YOU KNOW?

When they get the sniffles, Cal Tech students remember former Cal Tech professor Linus Pauling's claim that vitamin C can fend off the common cold.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2016, copyright © 2016 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
copyright © 2016 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved.
Videos 
Loading...