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The California Institute of Technology

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at CIT
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at CIT
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
4,109
1,426
# Admitted
344
240
% Admitted
8.4%
16.8%
% Overall
10.6%

Students who got into CIT:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (3), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (4)
Work hardApr 23 2006Engineering Department
Work hard. Good SATs and high GPA are a must. Do some research or science projects or something. Do a few, like 3-4, extracurriculars, and do them well. Very well.

And write good, fun, interesting essays.
ACT: 33 SAT: 1560 Male

I'm not sure how I got in, to be honestJan 04 2003Undecided
I'm not sure how I got in, to be honest. I got a 3.7 in high school; that's the lowest of anyone I know at Caltech. I got 1460 SAT's, which is also the lowest of anyone I know at Caltech. What I did do was have a real passion for math and science. I'd done a few modest research experiments, and wrote my essays with an open heart. I really wanted to get in, and I showed it. I went to a challenging high school and tried to do stuff I liked regardless of how hard it was, went to classes at a college nearby, etc. Just a pure heart devoted to math/science got me in, and I don't regret a minute of it =).
ACT: 33 SAT: 1460 Male
I don't really know why I got inAug 20 2002Undecided
I don't really know why I got in. I did really well in school and on tests, and I did a really fascinating essay and "Put something interesting here" page.
Individuality counts; I think Caltech actually discriminates against students who have come down the "good student" conveyor belt.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1460 Female
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