SummaryCalifornia Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 951, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 124 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. California Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 7. Its tuition and fees are $36,282 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Highly regarded as one of the world's premiere institutions of science and engineering, the California Institute of Technology is home to some of the brightest...|
ApplyingWhen applying to California Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 31. The application fee at California Institute of Technology is $60. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 15.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 21.7 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||15%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||December 31|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at California Institute of Technology is 3:1, and the school has 63.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California Institute of Technology include: Biological and biomedical sciences; Computer and information sciences and support services; Engineering; Mathematics and statistics; and Physical sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||73% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifeCalifornia Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 951, with a gender distribution of 62.3 percent male students and 37.7 percent female students. 95.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5.0 percent of students live off campus. California Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & ServicesCalifornia Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. California Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 35 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at California Institute of Technology.
|Students who have cars on campus||35% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt California Institute of Technology, 54.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $30,069.
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|Tuition and fees||$36,282 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,397 (2010-11) - High|
|Financial aid statistics|