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 California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125

General information:(626)395-6811
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,231(978 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:3 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $34,584 $36,282 $37,704 -4%
Out-of-state $34,584 $36,282 $37,704 -4%
Books and supplies $1,290 $1,323 $1,323 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,755 $11,397 $11,676 -2%
Other $3,339 $3,387 $3,387 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $10,980 $10,980 0%
Other $3,996 $3,897 $3,933 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,122 $4,185 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $49,968 $52,389 $54,090 -4%
Off Campus $50,742 $52,482 $53,940 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,014 $41,727 $43,212 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $49,968 $52,389 $54,090 -4%
Off Campus $50,742 $52,482 $53,940 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,014 $41,727 $43,212 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,387
In-state fees $1,317
Out-of-state tuition $36,387
Out-of-state fees $1,317
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,387
In-state fee $1,176
Out-of-state tuition $36,387
Out-of-state fees $1,176
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 165 74% --
Grant or scholarship aid 129 58% $3,483,897 $27,007
Federal grants 22 10% $141,550 $6,434
Pell grants 20 9% $76,550 $3,828
Other federal grants 14 6% $65,000 $4,643
State/local government grant or scholarships 31 14% $71,124 $2,294
Institutional grants or scholarships 114 51% $3,271,223 $28,695
Student loan aid 58 26% $204,845 $3,532
Federal student loans 50 23% $186,129 $3,723
Other student loans 8 4% $18,716 $2,340
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 669 69% $18,403,390 $27,509
Pell grants 110 11% $395,534 $3,596
Federal student loans 259 27% $1,109,609 $4,284

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,231
Undergraduate enrollment 978
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 10
Graduate enrollment 1,253
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$80

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,225 3,960 1,265
Percent admitted 13% 10% 20%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 4% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 222 91%
ACT 96 39%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 700 790
SAT Math 760 800
SAT Writing 700 790
ACT Composite 33 35
ACT English 33 35
ACT Math 34 36
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 20-
Basketball 1415
Fencing 149
Soccer --
Swimming and Diving 3322
Tennis 2019
Track and Field, Outdoor 3220
Track and Field, X-Country 1511
Volleyball -17
Water Polo 1922

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities01/31/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 236
Motor vehicle theft 122
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-112-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1718-
Neuroscience213-
Category total19323-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Managerial Economics3---
Category total3---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General2744-
Category total2744-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering119110
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1303-
Chemical Engineering15611-
Civil Engineering, General-210
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2526110
Engineering Mechanics-40-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1023-
Engineering, General0---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering105-
Materials Engineering395-
Mechanical Engineering29860
Systems Engineering-26-
Category total9778620
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0---
Category total0---
History Colleges
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology0---
History, General1---
Category total1---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Computational Mathematics1324-
Mathematics, General1425-
Category total2749-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1---
Category total1---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astrophysics412-
Chemistry, General19433-
Geochemistry201-
Geology/Earth Science, General290-
Geophysics and Seismology233-
Physics, General28927-
Planetary Astronomy and Science103-
Category total582669-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General2---
Political Science and Government, General0---
Social Sciences, General-31-
Category total231-
Grand total2351181680