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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.

Website: www.caltech.edu:443/

Private
Co-ed
938
Undergraduate
Students
(45.3%) 425 Women
(54.7%) 513 Men
1,299
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
6% of 8,367 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 3

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
790-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
740-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
35-36 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,718
Tuition and Fees
$56,862
Room and Board
$17,337
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$51,195
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$20,192
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
340
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Pasadena Population
138,547
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
39.9% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
18.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
29.5% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
8.4%
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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