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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 978 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 53% - 58% of Caltech undergraduate students receive need-based financial assistance.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 12% 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 1%
    Asian American 39%
    Caucasian 35%
    Hispanic 8%
    Native American <1%
    Race/ethnicity Unreported <1%

     

Gender Ratio
Female 38%
Male 62%

 

Geographic Diversity

  • 67% of the students are from outside the state of California.
  • 12% 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

    • 1,253 graduates
    • 978 undergraduates
    • 264 freshmen

    Admissions

    • 10.6% applicants admitted
    • 94% in top 10% of HS class
    • SAT Middle 50% 2230-2350
    • SAT CR Middle 50%: 700-790
    • SAT M Middle 50%: 760-780
    • SAT W Middle 50%: 700-790
    • ACT Middle 50%: 33-35
     

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