California Institute of Technology

104 reviews
  1. Pasadena, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
California Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

California Institute of Technology Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1500-1600
ACT Range
34-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$26,910/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,696/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,340/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,263/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,077/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,799/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
983Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
22%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
64%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
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After California Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
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Reviews

104 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2
Caltech is a place of wonderful innovation and the students really do care about one another.
  • College Freshman
  • June 29 2015
So far it has been perfect. I am sure in my future, it will only get better and better. As I gain what I need to complete my courses.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 23 2014
I love that we have more interaction time with the teachers.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 3 2014