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Princeton vs. Caltech

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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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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, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,010Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,680
expensive$58,790Graduate Tuitioncheaper$58,443
More$56,126Average Financial Aid AmountLess$42,648
Admission
1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test Scores-
Easier4.38%Acceptance RateTighter3.92%
Favorable78.32%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower52.94%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
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
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted Credits
Enrollment
Larger7,853Total EnrollmentSmaller2,240
Larger4,774Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller901
Larger3,079Graduate Student PopulationSmaller1,339
5,936Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower93%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Lower83%Retention RateHigher94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty3 to 1
1,205Number of faculties393
Higher$195,056Average Faculty SalaryLower$187,414
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.