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California Institute of Technology Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,175 Students

8% Admitted

  • 2,238 full time
  • N/A part time
  • 1,442 men full time
  • 733 women full time
  • 5,225 applied
  • 667 admitted
  • 244 enrolled

961 Undergraduates

$45,846 Tuition/Year

  • 1,208 Graduates
  • $45,846 in state
  • $1,731 fees
  • $15,525 room & board
  • $1,323 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Colors: Orange and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jianing Jenny from Plano, TX
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  • Even from my brief experience at Caltech for Pre-Frosh Weekend, I was impressed at how seriously my future upperclassmen work hard and play hard. Most amazing was how they respected…

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  • Isaac
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  • The campus is very small and beautiful. Students here live in a tight knit community and get to know their peers and professors very well. The academics are probably the…

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  • Julie from Laurel, MD
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  • California Institute of Technology is an amazing school. Of all the colleges that I looked at, Caltech is definitely my top choice. If I get accepted, I am sure to…

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  • Andrew - Bakersfield, CA
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  • Caltech is one of the top universities on the globe, and I've been able to see why first-hand from just my first-term frosh experience alone. The academics were more than…

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  • Bailey from Redding, CA
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  • Institute of Technology opens so many doors for people who need a career direction. The staff is so dedicated to your success and achievement of goals. I would rate this…

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Mission Statement

The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

California Institute of Technology
  • Located in Pasadena, CA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,175 students enrolled
  • 8% admitted
  • $45,846 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Addam from Garden Grove, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I may be a little out-witted by the students here, at least as far as numbers go, but hopefully, this will be a good school to call home.

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  • Mateo from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The social environment is welcoming and caring. Everyone works together on our classes, and the desire to help each other is very common amongst my peers.

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