A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
California Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Address
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

California Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
8%
Application Deadline
January 3
SAT Range
1510-1600
ACT Range
34-36
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,839/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,544/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,652/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,781/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,219/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,977/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,001Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
20%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.12 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
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As a freshman in the second term, the experience here has been pretty positive. The coursework is definitely challenging, but it keeps me motivated to pursue higher goals. I am extremely grateful for finding such a like-minded community of scholars who are supportive and caring.
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Good school for science - but just that. It is a technical school. The House System is good - IF you get into the house you want. There are a few students who are placed into houses they rated very poorly; for these individuals, House Life is poor.
Great school. Really tough to get in, even tougher to get out, but well worth it, overall. Can't get an education like it anywhere else.