Caltech Admissions

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)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 6.62% and yield is 42.54%. 5,866 men and 2,342 women applied to Caltech and 259 men and 284 women students were accepted. Among them, 124 men and 107 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 6.62%4.42%12.13%
Yield 42.54%47.88%37.68%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 157 students (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 120 students (52%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 780 and 25th percentile is 740. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 790 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 108 (75th percentile) and 108 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740780
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: 1,458, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Caltech 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. Next table summarizes California Institute of Technology application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Caltech online application page .
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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