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Can I get into Caltech? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 573 out of 6,506 applicants or 9% were admitted making Caltech an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||44%||42%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California Institute of Technology and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Caltech regularly accepts students with ACTs of 34 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 34 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Institute of Technology.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1530 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1495. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1565 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>22%|
|34 to 35||Avg +||9%-22%|
|34 to 34||Avg -||9%-9%|
|34 to 34||Reach||9%-9%|
|Less than 34||Low||<9%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1565 to 1600||Avg +||9%-14%|
|1530 to 1565||Avg -||5%-9%|
|1495 to 1530||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 1495||Low||<3%|
California Institute of Technology has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 3, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to California Institute of Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110404 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of Technology.