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#7 in National Universities
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#3 in World Universities
California Colleges
#2 in California Colleges

Overview

California Institute of Technology is ranked 7th in National Universities, 3rd in World Universities, and 2nd in California Colleges.
Next statements evaluate California Institute of Technology by comparing key academic facts to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $56,862.
  • The acceptance rate (6%) is much lower (extremely difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,545 SAT, 36 ACT) is extremely competitive scores.
  • It has relatively large number of students of 2,233.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (93 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Caltech are $56,862 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology $56,862

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $26,737

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $27,917

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Caltech are $56,649 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology $56,649

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $18,688

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $23,169

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Caltech is 6% and it is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 6%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 66%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 60%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of Caltech is 44% and the yield is higher (eager to enroll) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 44%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 35%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at Caltech is 1,545 and it is extremely competitive scores compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 1,545

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 1,132

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 1,178

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at Caltech is 36 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 36

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 69

4-Years Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 75

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Caltech is 94% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 94%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 56%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 63%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at Caltech is 4% and it is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 4%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 25%

4-Years Colleges 24%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 21%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Caltech is 98% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 98%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 76%

Student Population

The total student population at Caltech is 2,233 and its population relatively large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 2,233

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 2,477

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 2,024

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Caltech is $39,500 which is 69.47% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is higher compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology $39,500

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $16,488

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California $17,459

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Caltech is 3 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 3 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 11 to 1

Number of Programs

Caltech offers 93 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California.

California Institute of Technology 93

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 45

4-Years Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California 32