Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

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California Institute of Technology is ranked 9 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 18 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 81%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+92%
600-6998%
600+100%

SAT Math Score

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

ACT Score

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

Students applied6,855
Students admitted553
Admission rate8%

Students per faculty3

4-year graduation rate81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,111
Fees$1,797
Room and board$14,796
Estimated book expense$1,323
Total cost$66,027

Cost after need-based aid$24,126
Cost after non-need-based aid$61,027

Average debt at graduation$18,219

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$74,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,901
Average non-need-based aid$5,000

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment979

Full-Time

Men579
Women400

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained98%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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