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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

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Student Population
California Institute of Technology overview
Location Pasadena, California
Online caltech.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
California Institute of Technology overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Pasadena, California, California Institute of Technology is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,208 prospective students applied, and 543 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 231 enrolled in the school.  2,233 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $50,487 plus fees of $1,875. Caltech is ranked 7 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Caltech is rated within the top 2% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
California Institute of Technology overview
SAT 1530/1580
ACT 35/36
GPA 3.97
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Extreme

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for California Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,323
Other Fees$1,875
Room and Board $15,525
Budget for Other Expenses$2,874
Total One Year Cost$72,084

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$85,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California Institute of Technology students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 41%
Physical Sciences 25%
Mathematics 11%
Computer and Information Sciences 11%
Biology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110404 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of Technology.