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  • 1200 E California Blvd
    Pasadena , CA 91125
    (626) 395-6811

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    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.

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    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    Distance learning opportunities

  • 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 $39,990
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $39,990
    Books and Supplies $1,323
    On-campus room and board $12,507
    Off-campus room and board $11,268

    California Institute of Technology Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 73%
    Receiving Federal Grants 14% , $5,950 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 54% , $30,264 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 27% , $5,537 on average
  • California Institute of Technology Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 0 1 9
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 21 1 14
    Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 0 0 0
    Developmental Biology and Embryology 0 0 0
    Immunology 0 0 0
    Neuroscience 3 1 9
    Business/Managerial Economics 1 0 0
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 27 5 1
    ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 0 23 9
    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 19 1 3
    Chemical Engineering 24 8 7
    Civil Engineering, General 0 1 1
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 23 17
    Engineering Mechanics 0 1 0
    Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 6 6 4
    Engineering, General 0 0 0
    Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 0 4 6
    Materials Engineering 0 5 9
    Mechanical Engineering 34 12 2
    Systems Engineering 0 0 2
    English Language and Literature, General 1 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 9 1 3
    Mathematics, General 14 0 6
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 0 0
    Philosophy 0 0 0
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Astrophysics 3 1 6
    Chemistry, General 15 8 25
    Geochemistry 0 1 1
    Geology/Earth Science, General 5 2 3
    Geophysics and Seismology 0 0 4
    Physics, General 27 8 23
    Planetary Astronomy and Science 3 0 2
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Economics, General 1 0 0
    Political Science and Government, General 0 0 0
    Social Sciences, General 0 9 6
  • 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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  • Jianing Jenny from Plano, TX

    It's supposed to be really tough, but definitely worth it. My dad works in the computer engineering industry and says his company adores Caltech graduates. I don't remember... but I think I was told that completing the Core curriculum alone at… more read full review

    It's supposed to be really tough, but definitely worth it. My dad works in the computer engineering industry and says his company adores Caltech graduates. I don't remember... but I think I was told that completing the Core curriculum alone at Caltech is equivalent to the coursework of a math major at Harvard? I really don't remember. In any case, despite its difficulty, there is one faculty member for every three students, so there's plenty of people around to help. read full review

  • Julie from Laurel, MD

    California Institute of Technology is an amazing school. Of all the colleges that I looked at, Caltech is definitely my top choice. If I get accepted, I am sure to go. read full review

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