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California Institute of Technology

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A+

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 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. 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 an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.
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Cost

$54,600
Above Average

California Institute of Technology

$54,600

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$74,763

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$33,701

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
Very Small Student Population

Full-Time

100%

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

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

4%

24 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

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

Full-time Retention Rate

98%

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%