California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA

Applying to Caltech

Acceptance Rate 6.62%
Yield 42.54%
SAT Average 1,555
ACT Average 107
Applicants 8,208

Applying To Caltech

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 6.62% at California Institute of Technology where total 8,208 students applied and 543 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to California Institute of Technology.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$100
Admission Informationwww.admissions.caltech.edu/
Online Applicationwww.admissions.caltech.edu/content/apply

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 8,208 students (5,866 men and 2,342 women) applied to Caltech and 543 (259 men and 284 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 124 men and 107 women were enrolled into California Institute of Technology. Following table shows the California Institute of Technology Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 6.62% and yield is 42.54%.

Admission Statistics at Caltech
Acceptance Rate 6.62% 4.42% 12.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 42.54% 47.88% 37.68%
[Chart] California Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

157 applicants (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 120 applicants (52%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,580 and 25th percentile score is 1,530. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 108 and 25th percentile score is 105. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at California Institute of Technology.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Caltech
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740780
SAT Math790800
ACT Composite3536
ACT Math3536
ACT English3536
[Chart] SAT Scores at California Institute of Technology
[Chart] ACT Scores at California Institute of Technology

Admission Requirements

California Institute of Technology requires 5 articles and recommends 2 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at California Institute of Technology

Application Requirements for Caltech
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at California Institute of Technology is Quarter. Next table describes credits that California Institute of Technology accepts.

Calendar SystemQuarter
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits