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Caltech vs. Northwestern

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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$58,680Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,768
expensive$58,443Graduate Tuitioncheaper$56,567
Less$42,648Average Financial Aid AmountMore$46,822
Admission
-Test Scores1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Tighter3.92%Acceptance RateEasier6.97%
Lower52.94%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable62.81%
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 Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller2,240Total EnrollmentLarger22,603
Smaller901Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,559
Smaller1,339Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,044
-Online Student Population329
Completion & Outcomes
Lower93%Graduate RateHigher95%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower94%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
393Number of faculties2,665
Higher$187,414Average Faculty SalaryLower$163,111
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.