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Colleges / California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate3%

About Caltech

California Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit institution in the suburb of Pasadena, California. Caltech was founded in 1891. The college enrolls around 2,401 students a year, including 984 undergraduates.

Caltech Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Caltech. Around 3% of applicants get into Caltech each year. Out of 16,626 applications received in 2022, 448 students were offered admission.

California Institute of Technology Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 3%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional May require tests

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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California Institute of Technology is located in the town of Pasadena, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Caltech for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 210 to Pasadena, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Burbank Bob Hope.

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College Info

1200 East California Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91125-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Caltech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Caltech is Jan 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Caltech is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

California Institute of Technology is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Caltech SAT Scores


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Caltech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Caltech is like? There are approximately 2,401 students enrolled at Caltech, including 984 undergraduate students and 1,417 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 36% percent are from CA and 64% percent of students are from other states.


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