The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at California Institute of Technology

By | April 29, 2018

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Joseph E. Shepherd
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) December 15
Application fee (international students) $80

The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at California Institute of Technology

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 2,802
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 253
Overall acceptance rate 9.0% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​www.​galcit.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-4750
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​be.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-6337
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​che.​caltech.​edu
(626) 395-4193
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​ce.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-4229
[email protected]
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cms.​caltech.​edu
(626) 395-3034
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ee2.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-8817
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics http:/​/​www.​aph.​caltech.​edu
(626) 395-8162
[email protected]
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​ese.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-6070
[email protected]
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​matsci.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-8162
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​me.​caltech.​edu/​
(626) 395-4229
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 577
Master’s (full-time) 21
Master’s (part-time) N/A
Ph.D. (full-time) 556
Ph.D. (part-time) N/A

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 157
Total master’s graduates 85
International master’s graduates 43.5%
Minority master’s graduates 23.5%
Female master’s graduates 17.6%
Total Ph.D. graduates 72
International Ph.D. graduates 31.9%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 23.6%
Female Ph.D. graduates 25.0%

Programs

79.9 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 11 11.9%
Biomedical 12 7.4%
Chemical 11 11.5%
Civil 6 3.7%
Computer science 22 4.1%
Electrical 20 22.3%
Engineering science and engineering physics 15 8.7%
Environmental 8 5.6%
Materials 7 14.8%
Mechanical 12 10%
Other 3 N/A

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 91
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 13

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $84,466,405
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 91

Engineering School Ranking

#5 Best Engineering Schools

(9) Ranking by Specialties

#2 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#21 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#2 in Chemical
#13 in Civil
#7 in Computer Engineering
#6 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#12 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#8 in Materials
#3 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 79
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.7
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.5
Overall acceptance rate 9.0% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 800
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 6.1:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 72
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $84,466,405
Research expenditures per faculty member $918,113
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 14.3%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 577

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 577

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 577
Minority students 5.4%
International students 48.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 0
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Joseph E. Shepherd
Financial aid phone (626) 395-6346

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $36,387 per year
Required fees $1,176 per year
Room and board $19,315
Books and supplies $1,140
Miscellaneous expenses $7,052

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 172
Teaching assistants 106
Research assistants 370
Other appointments N/A