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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CARequest Info
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MARequest Info
#7 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#2 in California Colleges
Rankings*#4 in National Universities
#5 in World University Rankings
#2 in Massachusetts Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$54,600Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$53,790
cheaper$54,537Graduate Tuitionexpensive$57,059
Less$39,500Average Financial Aid AmountMore$44,820
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
107 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,540 SAT
106 ACT
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier7%
Lower44%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable77%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller2,233Total EnrollmentLarger11,574
Smaller948Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger4,602
Smaller1,285Graduate Student PopulationLarger6,972
-Online Student Population39
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher94%
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)
Faculties
3 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio3 to 1
378Number of faculties1,684
Higher$179,530Average Faculty SalaryLower$172,284
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.