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California Institute of Technology Admissions

Caltech admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 8%. Students that get into Caltech have an average SAT score between 1530-1590 or an average ACT score of 34-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Caltech is January 3. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Caltech early action deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
7,339
SAT Range
1530-1590
SAT Reading
750-790
SAT Math
780-800
Students Submitting SAT
65%
ACT Range
34-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
35-36
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
56%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 3
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
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