About California Institute of Technology

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does California Institute of Technology cost?

California Institute of Technology Cost of Attendance
In-state $47,577
Out-of-state $47,577
On-Campus Room and Board $14,100
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $26,839
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

California Institute of Technology Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 75% $33,968
Federal Grants 15% $5,857
Pell grants 11% $4,065
Other federal grants 11% $3,846
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships 58% $34,607
Student loan aid 22% $7,732
Federal student loans 2% $5,456
Other student loans 21% $7,614

California Institute of Technology Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 133 Up to $600
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

California Institute of Technology Admissions

What is California Institute of Technology's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 81% of applicants
SAT Reading 740-800
SAT Math 770-800
SAT Writing 730-800
ACT Submissions 47% of applicants
Composite Score 34-36

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California Institute of Technology Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1034
Living on campus
Transfer Students 2%
Under Age 25 37%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

California Institute of Technology Graduation Success


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About California Institute of Technology

Caltech is a world-renowned institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.


1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify