The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Caltech has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,680) than MIT ($55,878).
  • It is harder to admit to MIT than Caltech.
  • MIT has more students with 11,254 students while Caltech has 2,240 students.
  • MIT has more full-time faculties with 1,375 faculties while Caltech has 357 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Caltechvs.MIT
Pasadena, CaliforniaLocationCambridge, Massachusetts
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$58,680Tuition & Fees$55,878
60% ($43,064)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)100% ($34,013)
$43,064Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,013
7.74 %Acceptance Rates7.17 %
41.37 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)75.55 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
93 %Graduation Rate96 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate98 %
2,240Student Population11,254
357Number of Faculties1,375
3 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio3 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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