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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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National UniversityLa Jolla, CA
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#7 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#2 in California Colleges
Rankings*#43 in Federal Region IX Universities
#82 in California Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate
Tuition & Fees
expensive$54,600Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$13,320
expensive$54,537Graduate Tuitioncheaper$15,480
More$39,500Average Financial Aid AmountLess$5,026
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
36 ACT
Test ScoresLower960 SAT-
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier89%
Favorable44%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower16%
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
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller2,233Total EnrollmentLarger16,930
Smaller948Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger7,735
Smaller1,285Graduate Student PopulationLarger9,195
-Online Student Population7,627
Completion & Outcomes
Higher94%Graduate RateLower29%
Lower4%Transfer-out RateHigher28%
Higher98%Retention RateLower50%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty19 to 1
378Number of faculties1,295
Higher$179,530Average Faculty SalaryLower$92,789
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.