2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 13,026 students have applied and 510 students have allowed to admit to California Institute of Technology (Acceptance rate: 3.92%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 52.94 % where 270 students have finally enrolled out of 510 admitted students.
Caltech acceptance rate is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 5.64%).
Caltech enrollment rate (yield) is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 70.37%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to California Institute of Technology

The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply Caltech. Caltech offers benefits for veterans, service member, or qualified family members. You may need to prepare certificate of eligibility (COE ) from the Veterans Affairs .
Admissionwww.admissions.caltech.edu/
Online Applicationwww.admissions.caltech.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.finaid.caltech.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.finaid.caltech.edu/npc
Veterans Tuitionregistrar.caltech.edu/academics/Veterans#Adding
Disability Servicehttps://cass.caltech.edu/

Admission Statistics Charts

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California Institute of Technology. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to California Institute of Technology
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended