California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA
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Academic details

1530-1580
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
35-36
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (7% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

32% White
23% Asian
8% Hispanic
5% Multiracial
1% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer144k
Data Scientist121k
Software Engineer117k
Research Scientist105k
Senior Mechanical Engineer98k
Aerospace Engineer94k
Mechanical Engineer80k
Based on 2,100 student responses
87.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
150.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
97%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
$42,540
Average grant for incoming freshmen
$5,231
Average Pell Grant
$5,273
Average Federal Loans

$39,970
Average Institutional Grant
$4,682
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$54,600 / year
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