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Caltech vs. Stanford

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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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Rankings*
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, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$56,862Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$56,169
expensive$56,649Graduate Tuitioncheaper$53,151
Less$39,500Average Financial Aid AmountMore$47,106
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
36 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier6%Acceptance RateTighter4%
Lower44%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable82%
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
Enrollment
Smaller2,233Total EnrollmentLarger17,381
Smaller948Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger7,087
Smaller1,285Graduate Student PopulationLarger10,294
Completion & Outcomes
94%Graduate Rate94%
Higher4%Transfer-out RateLower1%
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty5 to 1
378Number of faculties4,015
Higher$224,296Average Faculty SalaryLower$188,992
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.