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  • 1200 E California Blvd
    Pasadena , CA 91125
    (626) 395-6811
    http://www.caltech.edu

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    Setting
    Mid-size city
    Enrollment
    2,175
    Full time
    2,175
    Part time
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    Men full time
    1,442
    Women full time
    733
    Mission Statement

    The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

    California Institute of Technology More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    None
    Highest degree offered
    Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    Calendar
    Quarter
    Distance learning opportunities
    No

  • California Institute of Technology Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $65
    Applied 5,225
    Admitted 667
    Enrolled 244
    Admitted % 13%

    California Institute of Technology Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Recommended
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    California Institute of Technology Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 91%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 700
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 790
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 760
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 800
    Students submitting ACT 39%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 33
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 35

    California Institute of Technology Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 24%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 1%
    Hispanic 5%
    White/Non-Hispanic 43%
    Non-Resident Alien 25%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
  • California Institute of Technology Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,085
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,085
    Books and Supplies $1,323
    On-campus room and board $12,084
    Off-campus room and board $10,962

    California Institute of Technology Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 74%
    Receiving Federal Grants 10% , $6,434 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 51% , $28,695 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 26% , $3,532 on average
  • California Institute of Technology Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology 0 2 4
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 18 3 15
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Business/Managerial Economics 2 0 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 19 6 1
    Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 1 16 6
    Biomedical/Medical Engineering 0 2 13
    Chemical Engineering 18 6 13
    Civil Engineering, General 0 2 0
    Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 21 26 9
    Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0
    Engineering Physics 6 5 4
    Engineering, General 1 0 0
    Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1 3 4
    Materials Engineering 0 8 6
    Mechanical Engineering 18 6 14
    Systems Engineering 0 0 3
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
    English Language and Literature, General 0 0 0
    History Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 0 0 0
    History, General 0 0 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Computational Mathematics 20 1 1
    Mathematics, General 15 0 7
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0 0 0
    Neuroscience 3 0 6
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Philosophy 0 0 0
    Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Astrophysics 4 4 3
    Chemistry, General 16 3 38
    Geochemistry 0 2 2
    Geology/Earth Science, General 0 1 3
    Geophysics and Seismology 1 3 4
    Physics, General 25 8 11
    Planetary Astronomy and Science 1 6 5
    Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Economics, General 2 0 0
    Political Science and Government, General 0 0 0
    Social Sciences, General 0 6 7
  • California Institute of Technology Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 3
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due December 31
    SAT Subject score report due December 31
    College will notify student by April 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline March 2
    Financial aid deadline January 15
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline November 1
    College will notify student of early action by December 15

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline March 1
    Transfer application closing date February 15
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by May 1
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    California Institute of TechnologyNames and Abbreviations

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  • Kimberly from Bloomington, IL

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    If you want to be in an environment that will push you to your limits while living in a beautiful place, this is the right college for you. This place is not made so that anyone can glide through with a 4.0. This is truly a place where you learn… more read full review

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