California Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit school in the suburb of Pasadena, California. Caltech was founded in 1891. The college enrolls around 2,397 students per year, including 987 undergrads.
It is extremely difficult to get into Caltech. In 2022, Caltech accepted 4% of applicants. Out of 13,026 applications received in 2022, 510 students were offered admission.
|California Institute of Technology Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||4%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Test Optional||May require tests|
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California Institute of Technology is locatedin the town of Pasadena, California, in 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.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what California Institute of Technology and Pasadena are like without leaving home.
1200 East California Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
Campus Setting: Suburban
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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Wondering what life at Caltech is like? There are approximately 2,397 students enrolled at Caltech, including 987 undergraduate students and 1,410 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from CA and 62% percent of students are from other states.
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