Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $100 for graduate school at California Institute of Technology. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$100
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedNo credits accepted
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 6.42% and the yield is 43.76%. 6,011 men and 2,356 women applied to Caltech and 272 men and 265 women students were accepted. Among them, 132 men and 103 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 6.42%4.53%11.25%
Yield 43.76%48.53%38.87%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 186 students (79% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 98 students (42%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 740. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 790 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 36 (75th percentile) and 35 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740760
SAT Math790800
ACT Composite3536
ACT Math3536
ACT English3536
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at California Institute of Technology are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply California Institute of Technology.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Caltech Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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