Caltech Acceptance Rate: Students Admitted to Class of 2028

01/04/20237 minute read
Caltech Acceptance Rate: Students Admitted to Class of 2028

California Institute of Technology has completed admissions offers for the Class of 2028. Last year (Class of 2027) only 412 applicants received offers, so everyone is eagerly awaiting announcements from Caltech about admissions statistics for its new first-year class. As for Caltech's acceptance rate, when last reportedfor the Class of 2025it had dropped to a rather mind-blowing low of 3.9%. As for this year, we’re still waiting for additional insights and statistics from Caltech officials. Stay engaged and watch for our updates on Caltech acceptance numbers, to be posted as soon as more stats are available.

Caltech’s Acceptance Rate and Admission Stats for the Class of 2027

On March 11th, the California Institute of Technology announced that it had offered admission, including individuals from early acceptance, to 412 students for the Class of 2027. Caltech has not released the total number of applications received for the Class of 2027.

Caltech Class of 2027 Acceptance Rates
Class of 2024Class of 2025Class of 2026Class of 2027
Total First-Year Applications8,00713,026WithheldWithheld
Admitted Applicants536510432412
Overall Admission Rate6.7%3.9%WithheldWithheld

Student Profile for Caltech Class of 2027

Caltech's admitted class of students is a highly diverse and inclusive group, comprising individuals from 39 US states, the District of Columbia, Guam, 31 countries, and six continents (excluding Antarctica). The class includes 44% female students (based on sex assigned at birth), with a number of trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students also represented. Furthermore, 64% of the admitted class identifies as students of color, and 17% are first-generation college students.

The admitted students attended a total of 356 high schools, with 64% of them coming from public high schools. Additionally, 7% of admitted students hail from small towns and rural communities.

Composing the group of students who are given the opportunity to join our campus community as first-year undergraduates each fall remains one of the most important roles of our faculty.

- Professor of Environmental Microbiology Jared R. Leadbetter

All About Caltech

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a private research university located in Pasadena, California. It was founded in 1891 and has a strong focus on science, engineering, and technology. Caltech is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, and is renowned for its excellence in research and education.

Caltech has a small undergraduate student body, with a total enrollment of around 1,000 students. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including degrees in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, and physics.

The faculty at Caltech are highly accomplished and include several Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows. The university has a strong research focus, and its research programs cover a broad range of topics, including space exploration, nanotechnology, biology, and environmental science.

Caltech also has a number of research partnerships with other institutions, including NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is located adjacent to the Caltech campus.

Top Majors at Caltech

Caltech is primarily focused on science, engineering, and technology, and offers a wide range of majors in these fields. Here are some of the top majors at Caltech:

Caltech's majors are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in their chosen fields, as well as opportunities to pursue independent research and collaborate with faculty and peers. The university's programs are known for producing graduates who go on to make significant contributions to their fields and who are highly sought after by employers in a variety of industries.

What Makes Crimson Different

How Crimson Education Can Help You Get Into Caltech and Other Top Ranking Colleges

According to US News, Caltech is ranked as the 9th best college in National Universities. Most college admissions experts agree that the number of students applying to top universities will continue to grow, especially if schools continue making standardized testing optional.

Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing! This year, more than 200 of our students were accepted to top universities in the US in the early round alone. Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s early-round numbers.

  • 44+ early admits to the Ivy League with half of these students admitted into the most competitive: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia
  • 6+ early admits to Stanford and MIT
  • 56+ early admits to the US Top 10
  • A combined 20+ early admits to Duke, UChicago, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins
  • 17 early admits to NYU
  • More than 200 early admits to the US Top 50 universities

If Caltech is your dream school, Crimson can help you get there! Our strategists include former Ivy League graduates who can help you put together a solid application that stands out from the crowd! Learn more about our Admissions Support program.

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