California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due December 31
SAT II Scores Due December 31
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 3,960 1,265 5,225
Accepted 408 259 667
Acceptance Rate 10% 20% 12%
Enrolled 156 88 244

Caltech Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(91% of Students Admitted to California Institute of Technology Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 700 to 790
  • Math 760 to 800
  • Writing 700 to 790
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 790 800 790
Bottom 25th Percentile 700 760 700

ACT Scores

(39% of Students Admitted to California Institute of Technology Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 33 to 35
  • Math 34 to 36
  • Composite 33 to 35
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 36 35
Bottom 25th Percentile 33 34 33

California Institute of Technology Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($65)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA     Not Considered
High School Rank     Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 3 4
Foreign Language 3
History 1 1
Math 4 4
Science 2 4
Social Studies 1 3
Lab 1 1
Electives 1 1

California Institute of Technology Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,013 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 7 (0%)

California Institute of Technology Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($65)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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