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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$58,680Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$56,169
expensive$58,443Graduate Tuitioncheaper$55,011
Less$42,648Average Financial Aid AmountMore$53,346
Admission
Higher1,555 SAT
36 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,495 SAT
33 ACT
Easier7%Acceptance RateTighter5%
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
Smaller2,240Total EnrollmentLarger15,953
Smaller901Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,366
Smaller1,339Graduate Student PopulationLarger9,587
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher95%
4%Transfer-out Rate-
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
393Number of faculties4,224
Lower$181,321Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,567
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.