On average, Caltech receives 6,860 applications each year, with 8 (or 550) resulting in acceptance. 200 decide to enroll in the university and attend in September.

To apply, students should aim for a 34 - 36 on their ACT Composite or 1,530 - 1,600 on their SAT Combined. Applications require ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record as well as $75 for undergraduates and $100 for graduates. It’s also recommended you include Secondary school GPA, and Secondary school rank.

Caltach makes sure that accepted students are academically prepared, have demonstrated a consistent interest in science, engineering, math, or technology, and that they will have an impact on the campus and community. Applying students should have taken or are currently taking these courses: 4 years of math (including calculus), 1 year of chemistry, 1 year of physics, at least 3 years of English, and 1 year of U.S. history/government (though this is waived for international students).

Remember these dates to apply! Early action applications are due by November 1st, with answers by Mid-December. Tests should be completed in October. For Regular Decision students, applications are due on January 3rd, with a decision by mid-March, and tests due in December.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2016 Admissions Cycle
Applications
6,855
Male 5,063
Female 1,792

 

Acceptance
553
Male 276
Female 277

 

Enrollment Total
235
Male 131
Female 104


Acceptance Rate
8.1%
Male
5.4%
Female
15.5%

 

Yield
42.5%
Male
47.5%
Female
37.6%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$100



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language


    Recommended

    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank