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California Institute of Technology


Overview

General Information

  • The California Institute of Technology is a co-ed research university located in Pasadena, California, about twenty minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Map.
  • Caltech enrolls 997 undergraduate students. 
  • Caltech strives to keep academic-year work and student loans to manageable levels, so that the academic aspirations of students are not impacted. 
  • On average, between 52% - 57% of Caltech undergraduate students receive need-based financial assistance.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 14% of financial aid applicants at Caltech came from families who make less than $60,000 per year.
  • 11% of students at Caltech receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.

 

    Racial Diversity
    African American 2%
    Asian American 42%
    Caucasian 30%
    Hispanic 10%
    Native American <1%
    Race/ethnicity Unreported <1%

     

Gender Ratio
Female 37%
Male 63%

 

Geographic Diversity

  • 9% of the students are from outside the U.S.
 

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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban
  • City Population (Pasadena): 138,500 
  • City Population (Los Angeles): 3.9 million

Size

  • 1,246 graduates
  • 997 undergraduates
  • 249 freshmen

Admissions

  • 11% applicants admitted
  • 98% in top 10% of HS class
  • SAT Middle 50% 2230-2340
  • SAT CR Middle 50%: 720-800
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 770-800
  • SAT W Middle 50%: 720-790
  • ACT Middle 50%: 33-35
 

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