Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

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California Institute of Technology is ranked 7 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 19 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 78%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+89%
600-69911%
600+100%

SAT Math Score

700+99%
600-6991%
600+100%

ACT Score

30-36100%
24-290%
24+100%

Students applied6,506
Students admitted573
Admission rate9%

Students per faculty3

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,846
Fees$1,731
Room and board$14,100
Estimated book expense$1,323
Total cost$63,000

Cost after need-based aid$24,017
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,382

Average debt at graduation$20,677

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$77,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$38,983
Average non-need-based aid$10,618

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,001

Full-Time

Men610
Women391

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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