California Institute of Technology

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California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd
School Setting City: Midsize: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentJean-Lou Chameau
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit institution - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Dual credit 0
Calendar system Quarter
A calendar system in which the academic year consists of 3 sessions called quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter in the summer
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 2,243
Number of Men 1,503
Number of Women 740
Percentage Women33%
Percentage Men67 %
Full-time Students 2243
Part-time Students 0
Number of Applicants 5,225
Number of Admitted 667
Admissions Rate 13%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 96%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 3 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesPrepaid tuition plan
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $38,085
Books and Supplies $1,323
On Campus Room and Board $12,084
In-state Fees $1,503
Out of State Tuition $1,503
Application Fee $65
Estimated Total$54,563

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 66%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$28,646
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 14%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $6,068
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 11%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $3,936
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 27%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $4,294
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Physics, General58
Electrical and Electronics Engineering58
Chemistry, General48
Mechanical Engineering48
Chemical Engineering39
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36
Computer and Information Sciences, General33
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering32
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering23
Mathematics, General20
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics16
Social Sciences, General15
Materials Engineering14
Computational Mathematics13

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree205
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)171
Master's Degree117

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

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All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.