MIT vs. Caltech

Compare two schools with tuition, admission, test scores, and more academic characteristics.

MIT vs. Caltech


Both MIT and Caltech are private. MIT is located in Cambridge, MA and Caltech is located in Pasadena, CA.
  • Caltech has more expensive tuition of $56,862 than MIT ($53,450).
  • MIT has tighter acceptance rate of 0.0717143280486% than Caltech (0.077394740427851%).
  • Caltech has higher SAT scores of 1,555 than MIT (1,545).
  • MIT is larger with 11,254 students than Caltech (2,240 students).

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#4 in National Universities
#2 in Massachusetts
Rankings#7 in National Universities
#2 in California
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Cambridge, MALocationPasadena, CA
Doctorate (Research)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$50,864Financial Aid$42,648
$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$100 graduate
0.0717143280486%Acceptance Rate0.077394740427851%
1,545 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,555 SAT, 36 ACT
Student Population
11,254Total Students2,240
7,386Online Enrollment
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate92%
Transfer-out Rate4%
98%Retention Rate94%
$153,600Average Earning after Graduation$106,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)
$9,890 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)
$8,895 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
3 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio3 to 1
1,375 Full-time
306 Part-time
Number of Faculties357 Full-time
36 Part-time
12,790 Full-time
1,242 Part-time
Number of Staffs3,041 Full-time
227 Part-time
$179,844 for Faculties
$101,605 Part-time
Average Salary$181,321 for Faculties
$85,383 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020