California Institute of Technology in Pasadena: Applying information

Pasadena, CA

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

27 : 1

Admission considerations

Required

  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Acceptance Rate

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9%

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

In comparison to National Average

California Institute of Technology acceptance rate is below national average.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 58%.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 75%, so California Institute of Technology acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 66%.

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.

Total

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39%

Full time

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39%

Part time

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0%

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

97%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The California Institute of Technology full-time retention rate is 97% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

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