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College Search - California Institute of Technology - CALTECH


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California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA


At A Glance
Main Address
383 South Hill Avenue Pasadena, CA 91125 www.caltech.edu

Admission Office
383 South Hill Avenue, Mail Code 10-90 Pasadena, CA 91125 (626) 395-6341 Fax : (626) 683-3026 ugadmissions@caltech.edu Contact : Jarrid Whitney Director of Admissions

Type of School
Small Private University 4-year school Coed Regionally Accredited Western Association of Schools and Colleges College Board Member College Board Code: 4034

Quick Facts
Regular Application Deadline : January 3 Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 87.0% Total undergraduates : 978 First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 244 Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0% Average financial aid package : $35,650.00 In-State Tuition : $39,588.00 Out-of-State Tuition : $39,588.00

School Calendar

Degree's Available
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Small City (50-250k) Suburban Residential campus

Other Characteristics
Caltech is located in Pasadena, California, approximately 11 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The Institute's faculty and alumni have received 32 Nobel Prizes

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline Priority application due : -College will notify student of admission : Apr 1 Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action
Early action application due : Nov 1 College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 15

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 31 SAT subject score report due : Dec 31

Financial Aid
Financial Aid Application due : -Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2 College will notify student : -Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students
Transfer Application closing date : May 1 College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 1 Transfer priority application date : -Transfer student must reply : Jun 1 Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : -Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Mar 1 College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : -Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students
Fall application due : Jan 1
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0% Accreditation and Associations Regionally Accredited Western Association of Schools and Colleges College Board Member Most Popular Majors Bachelor's Engineering : 41. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering D M Chemical Engineering B D M Civil Engineering.collegeboard. Management.0% All Majors Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters : A = Associate degree.College Search . M = Master degree Biological & Biomedical Sciences Biochemistry D M Biology/Biological Sciences. Master's.0% Mathematics : 11. General B Social Sciences. General B D M Geochemistry B D M Geology/Earth Science. Electronics and Communications Engineering B D M Engineering Physics B Engineering Science D M Engineering. C = Certificate degree. General B Mathematics & Statistics Applied Mathematics B D Mathematics.0% Returning for sophomore year : 98.CALTECH 12/22/2012 Major and Learning Environment Learning Environment Calendar type : Quarter Student-faculty ratio : 3 to 1 Degree's Offered in : Bachelor's.0% Physical Sciences : 25. General B D M Geophysics and Seismology B D M Materials Science B D M Physics. Doctoral degrees Graduating in 6 years : 87. B = Bachelor's degree. General B D M Biophysics D M Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology D Molecular Biology D Neuroscience D Business. & Related Support Business/Managerial Economics B Computer & Information Sciences. General D M Computer Engineering. D = Doctor degree. General B Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B D M Mechanical Engineering B D M English Language.0% Biology : 8.org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 2/8 . General B Political Science and Government.0% Computer and Information Sciences : 11.California Institute of Technology . General B Electrical. Technology and Society B Philosophy & Religious Studies Philosophy B Physical Sciences Astronomy B D Astrophysics B D M Chemistry. General B D M Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies Science. Literature & Letters English Language and Literature. General B History History and Philosophy of Science/Technology B History. General B D M Special Study Options Cross-Registration Double Major Visiting/Exchange Student Program https://bigfuture. Marketing. General B D M Planetary Astronomy and Science B D M Social Sciences Economics. Support Services Computer Science B D M Engineering Aerospace.

0% Asian : 39. seismological laboratory.0% Other Activities & Organizations Other Activities & Organizations : Honor Code: "No member of the Caltech community shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community. available in: Computer Center.253 Race/Ethnicity Two or more races : 3. wind and water tunnels. Dorms.0% Housing Options Apartments For Married Students Apartments For Single Students Coed Housing Special Housing For Disabled Students Additional Housing Options Car is allowed for freshman Pet is allowed in the Dorm General Athletics Team Name : Beavers Sport Member : NCAA Sport's Levels Available NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Intramural Club Counseling And Wellness Alcohol/substance abuse counseling Chaplain/spiritual director Career counseling Employment services for undergraduates Financial aid counseling Health services Minority students services On-campus daycare Personal counseling Placement services for graduates Women's services Services for Students with Disabilities Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired Partial services for students with learning disabilities Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders Services and/or facilities for visually impaired Wheelchair Accessibility Academic Support Services Reduced course load Tutoring Activities Y indicates available and N indicates not available https://bigfuture.caltech.California Institute of Technology .0% Non-Resident Alien : 12. radio observatory.College Search . marine biological laboratory Small City Suburban Residential Campus Total undergraduates : 978 First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 244 Degree-seeking undergrads : 978 Graduate enrollment : 1.edu/ Housing Policies First-year students living in college housing : 100.0% White : 35. radio observatory.collegeboard.org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 3/8 .CALTECH 12/22/2012 Independent Study Liberal Arts/Career Combination Student-Designed Major English as a Second Language (ESL) Cooperative Education Off-Campus Study Options Study Abroad ROTC Available ROTC. wind and water tunnels.0% Hispanic/Latino : 8. Student Center Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network Dorms wired for high speed internet connections Computer repair service available on campus Student web hosting available Wireless network available Campus Life Campus General Information Unique Facilities : Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Army Computer Services 112 Public computers. observatories. marine biological laboratory Geographic Location : Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Libraries. Air Force ROTC.0% Black African American : 1." Student Newspaper : The California Tech Student Newspaper URL : http://tech.0% All undergraduates living in college housing : 95. seismological laboratory. observatories.

College Search .collegeboard.California Institute of Technology .CALTECH 12/22/2012 Activity Name Campus Ministries Choral Groups Concert Band Dance Activity Drama/Theater Film Society Fraternities Government or Political Activity International Student Organization Jazz Band Literary Magazine Marching Band Model United Nations Music Ensembles Musical Theater Opera Pep Band Radio Station Sororities Student Newspaper Symphony Orchestra Television Station Yearbook Available on Campus N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Sports Sport Name Badminton Baseball Basketball Levels Available Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Intramural Men's Club Women's Club Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Men's Club Men's Intramural Men's Club Women's Club Men's Club Women's Club Men's Club Women's Club Men's Club Women's Club Men's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III 4/8 Cheerleading Cricket Cross-Country Diving Fencing Field Hockey Football Golf Ice Hockey Racquetball Rugby Soccer https://bigfuture.org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 .

0% 600 .0% mathematics and science are major considerations. and demonstrated interest in Top Half : 100.0% https://bigfuture.0% test scores.0% 600 . either biology (environmental or molecular).org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 SAT Math 700 .800 : 98.California Institute of Technology .0% counselors' and teachers' recommendations. A note from the college High school class rank of incoming freshmen High school preparation and record (particularly in mathematics and science).225 Admitted : 667 Enrolled : 244 Most selective 13. Top Tenth : 97. chemistry. or physics.0% 500 .0% 5/8 .not restrictive Offered place on waitlist : 556 Number accepting place : 366 Accepted from list : 40 Very Important Rigor of secondary school record Important Academic GPA Application Essay Character/Personal Qualities Class Rank Extracurricular Activities Recommendations Standardized Test Scores Considered Alumni Relation First generation college student Racial/Ethnic Status Talent/Ability Volunteer Work Work Experience Test Policies for Admission Decisions Required: SAT Subject Tests Required: SAT or ACT Other Test Policies SAT Subject Test requirements: Math level IIC and one science. SAT Critical Reading 700 .800 : 77.College Search . extracurricular activities (science and nonscience-related).00 Application fee notes: Paper/Online Total applicants : 5.599 : 2.0%% of applicants admitted Applied early admission : -Admitted early admission : -Applied early action : -Admitted early action : -Plan Available for early admission : Early action . Top Quarter : 100.699 : 2.CALTECH 12/22/2012 Softball Squash Swimming Table tennis Tennis Track and Field Track: Outdoor Volleyball Water Polo Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Women's NCAA Division III Men's Intercollegiate Women's Intercollegiate Men's Intramural Women's Club Men's NCAA Division III Women's NCAA Division III Applying General Applying Information Application Fee: $65.699 : 21.collegeboard.

0% Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information Offers credit for AP Exams : No Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No High school Coursework High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted College Preparatory Program Required Course Name History English Math Science Social Studies Science Lab Foreign Language Required 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 Recommended 0 4 0 4 3 0 3 TEST Scores Percent who submitted SAT scores : 91.0% ACT Math 30 .36 : 100.California Institute of Technology .College Search .079.36 : 100.0% Test Subjects SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing ACT Composite Middle 50% of First-Year Students 700 .36 : 95.0% % that had need fully met : 85.0% Average 1st year financial aid package : $35.0% % of loans / jobs : 13.800 700 .0% % of need met : 100.org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 6/8 .650. if applicable: FAFSA State aid form Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement Business / farm supplement CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Institution's own financial aid form Noncustodial Profile Part-Time Costs https://bigfuture.00 Avg indebtedness at graduation : $13.0% ACT Composite 30 .699 : 22.0% % that were offered aid : 85.00 Avg need-based loan : $4.0% % of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 68.800 : 78.000.29 : 5.00 Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $33.006.0% ACT English 30 .00 Avg non need-based aid : $5.790 33 .0% 600 .00 Financial Aid Deadlines Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2 Respond By Date : May 1 Contact Information Financial aid contact name : Don Crewell Financial aid office phone : (626) 395-6280 Financial Aid Forms Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms.collegeboard.CALTECH 12/22/2012 SAT Writing 700 .35 Paying Financial Aid Distribution & Stats % of scholarship / grants : 87.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 39.0% % Judged to have need : 85.790 760 .442.0% 24 .0% % Applied for need-based aid : 63.

fall collection.00 $3.323.587.00 $4. For Transfer Students Credit Information Minimum number of credits: -Minimum college GPA (on a 4.323. For U. colleges.084.001-$48.0 scale): -Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.587.844.163.000 $75.00 -$56.058.00 $2.031.588.170.00 $3.S.001-$75.00 $36.0 scale): -Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: -Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: -Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 216 Admission Requirements (Required) Essay or Personal Statement Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s) College Transcript(s) High School Transcript Students who applied for transfer Total students who applied for transfer: 150 Transfers admitted percentage: 6. Department of Education.314.00 $1.382.588.962. use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.379.0% Transfers admitted: 9 Transfers enrolled percentage: 5.382.California Institute of Technology .00 $19.00 Off Campus $39.00 $1.00 $49.00 $39.00 Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): -- Financial Aid Policies This school practices need-blind admissions.001-$110.0% Transfers enrolled: 8 https://bigfuture.387. Average Net Price & Cost of Attendance Average Net Price by Income Level (2010-11 Academic Year) Income Level $0-$30.00 Source: U. Most college students receive financial aid. Need-based financial aid determined by Academics Leadership Non need-based financial aid determined by Academics Work Study Programs Nights For part-time students Weekends Tuition Plans Offered External finance company Installment payment Annual College Costs Cost Category In-state tuition and fees: Out-of-state tuition and fees: Room and board: Books and supplies: Estimated personal expenses: Transportation expenses: Estimated Total In-state: Estimated Total Out-of-state: On Campus $39.org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 7/8 .588.00 $56.00 $1.College Search .00 $1.000 $30.00 $1.00 $56.323.105. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).000 $48.00 $49.00 $39.275. which reduces the amount the family actually pays.001+ Average Net Price $310.401. Student Financial Aid component.00 The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay.00 $12.031. Institutional Characteristics component and winter collection.00 At Home $39.00 $56.00 $6.000+ $110.742.588.588.00 $10.CALTECH 12/22/2012 Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1.588.00 $39.00 $1.S.collegeboard.

are handled on a case-by-case basis.00 Financial Aid International students eligible for need based aid Total Amount Awarded: $1.582.collegeboard. maximum units. For International Students Admission for International Students International Application Due for Fall 2013: Jan 1 Application fee: $60.084.. etc.00 Additional estimated expenses: -Costs per credit hour: $1. including transferable credits.588.California Institute of Technology .058.00 Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 28 Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Tests for International Students TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: -TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: -TOEFL (paper) average score: -TOEFL (paper) minimum score: -- Services for International Students Special International Student Orientation Program International Student Adviser https://bigfuture.College Search .org/college-university-search/print-college-profile?id=4214 8/8 .162.00 Room & Board(on-campus): $12.962. in discussion with the applicant's faculty adviser.CALTECH 12/22/2012 Terms in which transfer students may enroll Fall Transfers accepted as Sophomore Junior Services for students transferring IN from another school Advisor Orientation Special Requirements Transfer entrance exam. Other requirements.00 Annual College Costs Tuition and Fees: $39.00 Room & Board(off-campus): $10.

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