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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
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#7 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#2 in California Colleges
Rankings*#9 in National Universities
#10 in World University Rankings
#1 in Pennsylvania 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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,862Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,042
expensive$56,649Graduate Tuitioncheaper$41,760
Less$39,500Average Financial Aid AmountMore$40,420
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
36 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier8%
Lower44%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable70%
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 EnrollmentLarger25,860
Smaller948Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger11,851
Smaller1,285Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,009
-Online Student Population326
Completion & Outcomes
Lower94%Graduate RateHigher96%
4%Transfer-out Rate-
98%Retention Rate98%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,400)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,416)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
378Number of faculties2,404
Higher$224,296Average Faculty SalaryLower$164,495
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.