Apply to Caltech

Application Fee
$75
Graduate Application Fee
$100
Acceptance Rate
6%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
44%
Freshmen Enrollment
235
SAT Scores
1,545
ACT Scores
36

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 8,367 students have applied and 537 students have allowed to admit to California Institute of Technology (Acceptance rate: 6.42%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 43.76 % where 235 students have finally enrolled out of 537 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school 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 Chicago and Yale University, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 6.50%).
The yield of the school 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 average (average yield is 70.17%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,545 and the average ACT score is 36 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of California Institute of Technology is average than the schools (average score is 1,552). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
California Institute of Technology1,54536
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,51834
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California117875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

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At California Institute of Technology, 186 students submitted SAT scores (79% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,545 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740760
Mathematics790800
Total1,5301,560
At California Institute of Technology, 98 students submitted ACT scores (42% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 36 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3536
English3536
Mathematics3536
Total105108
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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

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