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  • California Institute of Technology
  • General Address :
  • 1200 E California Blvd
    Pasadena, California 91125
    Phone: (626) 395-6811
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • 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.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants5,5354,1091,426
    Percent admitted11%8%17%
    Percent admitted who enrolled43%47%37%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading720800
    SAT Math770800
    SAT Writing720790
    ACT Composite3335
    ACT English3335
    ACT Math3436
    ACT Writing810
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$36,282$37,704$39,588$41,5384.9%
    Books and supplies$1,323$1,323$1,323$1,3230.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$11,397$11,676$12,084$12,5073.5%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$10,980$10,980$10,962$11,2682.8%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$52,389$54,090$56,382$58,7554.2%
    Off Campus$52,482$53,940$56,031$58,2964.0%
    Off Campus with Family$41,727$43,212$45,186$47,1364.3%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (626) 395-6280
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid119273%————
    Grant or scholarship aid14254%$4,554,465$32,074
    Federal grants3714%$220,134$5,950
    Pell grants2710%$121,467$4,499
    Other federal grants259%$98,667$3,947
    State/local government grant or scholarships42%$36,892$9,223
    Institutional grants or scholarships14254%$4,297,439$30,264
    Student loan aid7027%$387,595$5,537
    Federal student loans6625%$301,035$4,561
    Other student loans73%$86,560$12,366

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid162863%$18,409,281$29,314
    Pell grants10611%$446,461$4,212
    Federal student loans25025%$1,174,929$4,700

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