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California Institute of Technology

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Rating

Private

Type

2,334

Students

$52,506

Tuition

6%

Acceptance

#19

Ranking

Midsize City

Campus Setting

Pasadena, CA

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19thin the US. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 6.42% acceptance rate. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its computational mathematics, astrophysics, and physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very high-priced. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $85,900 per year, which is 107% above the national median.

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Cost

$54,600/Year
Above Average

California Institute of Technology

$54,600

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$74,763/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$33,701/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

6%Acceptance
Very Selective

California Institute of Technology

6%

National

69%
Sat

1530 - 1560

79% of students submit

Admissions Yield

44%

ACT

35 - 36

42% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$75

Students

989Undergrads
Small Student Population

Full-Time

230

Part-Time

0
Male

55%

In-state

83%

Female

45%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

1%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
12% Physics, General11% Computer Science10% Chemistry, General67% Others

12% Physics, General

11% Computer Science

10% Chemistry, General

67% Others

Physics, General

12%

68 Graduates

Computer Science

11%

67 Graduates

Chemistry, General

10%

59 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

10%

59 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

9%

51 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering

5%

29 Graduates

Materials Engineering

5%

27 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

4%

26 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors3:13:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

3

Number of Library Books

264,985

Academic Spend per Student

$105,185

Full-time Retention Rate

98%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$54,500/Year

California Institute of Technology

$54,500

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$54,500

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

0%

Median Earnings

$85,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

0%