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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

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 13,026 prospective students applied, and 510 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 270 enrolled in the school.  2,397 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $56,364 plus fees of $2,316. Caltech is ranked 7 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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
Estimated GPA 3.97
Applications Accepted
California Institute of Technology overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for California Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,428
Other Fees$2,316
Room and Board $17,748
Budget for Other Expenses$2,091
Total One Year Cost$79,947

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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%
Computer and Information Sciences 11%
Mathematics 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.

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