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California Institute of Technology
  • 4 Year
  • PASADENA, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

Caltech is an elite private college located in Pasadena, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 938 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Caltech acceptance rate is only 6%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Graduating 94% of students, Caltech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,500.

About

1200 E CALIFORNIA BLVD
PASADENA, CA 91125
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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.

Caltech Admissions

Acceptance Rate
6%
Application Deadline
January 3
SAT Range
1530-1560
ACT Range
35-36
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,438 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$44,646 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 9 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 9 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
938 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Unique
    67%
  • Stressed
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 9 responses
Poll
60%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 15 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Awesome!
    60%
  • Challenging
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$85,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 3 responses

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