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California Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution located in Pasadena, California. The city atmosphere of Pasadena makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$53,081 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
4% Acceptance Rate

Where Is California Institute of Technology?


Contact details for Caltech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-6811

How Do I Get Into Caltech?

You can apply to Caltech online at:

Admission Requirements for Caltech

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Caltech?

4% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 4%, Caltech is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 3%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.

About 0% of students accepted to Caltech submitted their SAT scores.Caltech received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford California Institute of Technology?

$53,081 Net Price
18% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Caltech is $53,081. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Caltech, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,240 a year. That adds up to $20,960 over four years for those students.

California Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

987 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 1,410 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 987 full-time undergraduates at Caltech, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 341
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 220
White 224
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California Institute of Technology. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Caltech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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