The Ivy Coach Daily

April 15, 2022

California Institute of Technology Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

Caltech tends to march to the beat of its own drum (photo credit: Canon.vs.Nikon).

While other highly selective universities talk the talk of not wanting to pile onto the stress surrounding the college admissions process, the California Institute of Technology has long walked the walk — as they’ve done so many times in the past. Case in point? The Institute’s release on the Class of 2026. You’ll find no headline that touts their record applications. You’ll find no sentence about their record-low admission rate. Put simply, it’s just not Caltech’s style. Instead, the school released data on the number of students expected to enroll in its Class of 2026 along with gender, geographic, and other demographic breakdowns.

As Caltech reports in a not flashy one bit press release entitled “Caltech Announces Its Accepted Class of 2026,” “On Saturday, March 12, Caltech notified regular-decision applicants of their acceptance to the Institute, rounding out an admitted class of 432 students including those admitted in earlier rounds of acceptance decisions…The class, which is 51.4 percent female (sex assigned at birth), also includes a record 35 QuestBridge National College Match students…Additionally, the majority of the class—about 66 percent—were admitted from public schools. The international geographic diversity of the incoming class is a highlight with the highest-ever number of students from sub-Saharan Africa (7) admitted, along with students from a total of 25 countries, including Thailand, Kenya, Libya, Jamaica, Qatar, China, Zimbabwe, Austria, Poland, and the United Kingdom…Of those students admitted to the class, Caltech expects to enroll approximately 235.”

Congratulations to all of Ivy Coach’s students who earned admission to the California Institute of Technology’s Class of 2026! We look forward to seeing all of your work in the future as you “investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology.” It’s quite the mission statement for a university, one that has in the past topped the US News & World Report ranking and boasts The Beaver as its mascot, indeed!

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