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CalTech: Fees for Indian Students, Ranking, Acceptance Rate

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About California Institute of Technology

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Year of establishment1891
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Also Known AsCaltech
Accepted Exams
TOEFLIELTS+1 More
Size of Campus in acres124
Male/Female Ratio0.56
Faculty/Student Ratio3
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 2 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11247 USD for 1 sharing (UG),8580 USD for 4 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses8259 USD (UG)
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Q:   What is Caltech famous for?

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Caltech is a distinguished Science and Engineering institute that systematizes some of the brightest minds of the world and the most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Also, Caltech owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical laboratories. Apart from this, it has the lowest student-to-faculty ratio; 3:1, which indicates that students can have an exceptional experience at Caltech and can fully immerse in the research culture of the university and gain close access to the outstanding professors.

 

Q:   Is Caltech an Ivy League?

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Caltech is not an Ivy League school but it tends to enjoy a similar reputation and social status. In regards to Math / Science / Engineering education, Caltech is one of the best institutes to attend. In terms of the quality of the student body and the raw IQ, then also Caltech is a top institute for studies. According to unofficial sources, Caltech trumps every other college in the nation including MIT and Harvard. The sources also claim that students must be smart and clever enough in Math / Science to survive at Caltech.

 

California Institute of Technology Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does Caltech give scholarships to international students?

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No, Caltech does not give any merit-scholarships. But, it does grants financial aid to international students. To get financial aid, international students can apply as an incoming first-year. As a first-year undergraduate international student, one can receive financial aid only when he / she completes the financial aid application and has the genuine financial need to study.
 

Q:   How can I improve my chances of getting scholarship at California Institute of Technology?

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Some of the tips to improve your chances of getting scholarship at California Institute of Technology are:

 

California Institute of Technology Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 100
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
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Fall15ᵗʰ Dec 2022 - 15ᵗʰ Dec 2023
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Q:   How are admission applications accepted at California Institute of Technology?

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Applicants can submit Common or Coalition application or QuestBridge application for undergraduate admissions while admission applications are accepted directly through Caltech website for graduate admissions.

 

Q:   How long does it take to hear back from California Institute of Technology?

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According to the California Institute of Technology admissions department, the decisions regarding the admission and selection of candidates are communicated within 6 weeks of receiving of duly completed application form.

 

California Institute of Technology Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(18 courses)
INR 44 L - 50 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, PTE
B.Sc.(13 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above, SAT, IELTS: 7 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(7 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above, SAT, IELTS: 7 & Above
B.A.(5 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
BBA(2 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT
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Q:   Are international students exempted from submitting ELP scores for admission to Caltech?

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The following exemptions apply for Caltech admissions and non submission of ELP scores:

  • English is the primary language of instruction in the secondary school
  • Applicants with a degree from a college or university whose primary instruction is in English
 

Q:   Do applicants need to take the GRE exam for graduate admissions at Caltech?

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It is not mandatory to submit GRE scores for graduate admissions at Caltech, but those students who still wish to report their scores are welcome to do so.

 

Q:   How much does Caltech cost for international students?

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The following table throws more light on the cost of attendance at Caltech:

ParticularsExpenses
TuitionUSD 60,816
FeesUSD 2,439
Housing/RoomUSD 11,247
Food / MealsUSD 8,256
Books and Supplies (approx.)USD 1,428
Personal Expenses (approx.)USD 2,700
Total Estimated Cost of AttendanceUSD 86,886
 

Q:   What is the California Institute of Technology tuition fees for international students?

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California Institute of Technology tuition fees for international students is given in the table below:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (18 courses)
INR 44 L - 51 L
BE / BTech (7 courses)
INR 45 L - 51 L
BSc (13 courses)
INR 45 L - 51 L
BA (5 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
BBA (2 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L

 

 

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California Institute of Technology Rankings 2024

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Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#17
#46
Mechanical Engineering
A+
#4
#17
Chemical Engineering
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#2
#6
#5
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Q:   Where is Caltech ranked in the world?

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Caltech University ranking in the world is outstanding as according to QS World University Rankings 2024, it ranks at #15. It was at the #6th position in 2023. In the case of Times Higher Education Rankings, Caltech ranks at #6th position. However, in 2022, in THE rankings, Caltech ranked at #2 position, in the current year rankings, it is still in the top 10 universities worldwide. According to U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities category rankings, Caltech ranks at the #9 position in 2023.

 

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Q:   Which are the top universities in USA for international students?

Q:   What are the requirements to study in USA for international students?

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International students must meet the requirements to study in USA. Students must have a required qualification as per the programme and submit the test score during the process. Check below the English language test and additional tests accepted by US Universities:

Entrance Exam

Count of Universities

GRE

497

PTE

496

GMAT

431

ACT

28

 

English Language Exams

Count of Universities

PTE

950

IELTS

864

PTE

434

Duolingo

349

 

Q:   What is the cost of living in USA for International students?

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On average, a student spends approximately INR 93,000 in a month to fulfil living costs in USA. The cost of living in USA is 224.3% higher than the cost of living in India also the rent in USA is 769.9% higher than in India. Thus, it is natural that the cost of living in the USA is very high for an Indian student. The table given below specifies the estimated student cost of living in the USA that is based on different expenses.

Expenses in USA

Average Yearly / Monthly cost

Books and study material

USD 900 - 2,000 per year

Travel

USD 300 - 700 per year

Accommodation

USD 9,800 - 11,100 per year

Electricity

USD 100 - 150 per month

Food

On campus: USD 250 per month

Off-campus: USD 400 - 600 per month

Phone subscription

USD 50 per month

Home Internet

USD 45 - 50 per month

Health Insurance

USD 700 - 1,100 per year

Clothes

USD 500 per year

Water, Trash and Sewer

USD 50 - USD 75 per month

Note: These amounts will differ from state to state within the US. On average, the cost of Indian food in the USA is around USD 350 - USD 400 for one person. 

 
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Answered a week ago

CalTech is one of the popular Universities across the globe. Some of the popular courses at CalTech along with the tuition fees for international students is given below:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.E. / B.Tech (7 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
MS (18 courses)
INR 44 L - 50 L
B.Sc. (13 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
B.A. (5 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
BBA (2 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L

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The main campus of the Caltech University is in Pasedana California. The campus is just 11 miles or 18 kilometers away from the city of Los Angeles. The Caltech University is the one of the top ranked universities across the world.  

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Choosing between IIT in India and Caltech for reasearch depends on individual preferences and goals. While Caltech has garnered more Nobel Prizes in Theoritical thesis, reasearch and many more. However, both the universities offer a significant reasearch opportunities.Caltech's renowed reputation in

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To be admitted to the Caltech , it is recommended to have a strong academic profile, including competitive scores in the GMAT or GREs.  However, the admission process at Caltech takes a holistic approach, considering multiple factors in the student's profile. These factors include Leadership, Work e

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Caltech and MIT both rank among world's top universities, with slight variations in rankings depending on criteria. Caltech excels in Science and engineeirng and has a high number of nobel winners who focu on theorectical reasearch. MIT is similarly renowened institution for it's strength in science

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