California Institute of Technology: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from California Institute of Technology’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Caltech Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: Pasadena
  • State: California
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Quarter
  • Retention Rate: 98.14%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 982
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Not Required/Not Accepted (Fall 2022 through Fall 2025) 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 3:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Application Essay
Class Rank
Academic GPA


Very Important
Character/personal qualities
Extracurricular Activities
First Generation
Racial/ethnic Status
Volunteer work
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 3
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 92 International (nonresidents) students
  • 216 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 34 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 208 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 1 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 338 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 1 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 87 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 5 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$75 Application Fee

$60,816 Tuition Fee

$2,939 Required Fees

$19,503 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $29,279,941

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $371,024

The data presented here was collected from the California Institute of Technology Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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