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Basic Info


Location Setting Size Public/Private Demographics
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California City 01,001 students (Small) Private 45% Asian 27% White 12% Hispanic 8% Non-resident alien 5% Two or more races 2% Black <1% Unknown <1% American Indian/Alaska Native
Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania City 05,819 students (Medium) Private 35% White 27% Asian 16% Non-resident alien 8% Hispanic 5% Unknown 5% Black 4% Two or more races <1% American Indian/Alaska Native <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Cornell Ithaca, New York City 14,195 students (Medium) Private 42% White 17% Asian 12% Hispanic 10% Non-resident alien 9% Unknown 6% Black 4% Two or more races <1% American Indian/Alaska Native <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia City 13,996 students (Medium) Public 53% White 19% Asian 11% Non-resident alien 7% Hispanic 6% Black 4% Two or more races 1% Unknown <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1% American Indian/Alaska Native
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts City 04,476 students (Medium) Private 37% White 25% Asian 16% Hispanic 10% Non-resident alien 6% Black 5% Two or more races 2% Unknown <1% American Indian/Alaska Native
Stanford Stanford, California Suburban 07,018 students (Medium) Private 38% White 20% Asian 16% Hispanic 11% Two or more races 8% Non-resident alien 6% Black 1% American Indian/Alaska Native <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1% Unknown
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, California City 27,126 students (Large) Public 35% Asian 28% White 14% Hispanic 14% Non-resident alien 5% Two or more races 3% Unknown 2% Black <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1% American Indian/Alaska Native
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan City 28,217 students (Large) Public 62% White 13% Asian 7% Unknown 7% Non-resident alien 4% Hispanic 4% Black 3% Two or more races <1% American Indian/Alaska Native <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Rankings


U.S. News Niche BestValueSchools CollegeChoice
California Institute of Technology #10 #05 #99 #03
Carnegie Mellon #05 #03 #07 #05
Cornell #09 #18 #10 #27
Georgia Institute of Technology #06 #08 #04 #04
Massachusetts Institute of Technology #01 #01 #02 #02
Stanford #02 #02 #03 #07
University of California-Berkeley #03 #14 #08 #01
University of Michigan #07 #20 #19 #08

Admissions Info


Admit Rate Early Decision/Early Action Common App Subject Tests
California Institute of Technology 08% Early Action Yes Required.
SAT Math Level 2; one science subject test
Carnegie Mellon 13.7% Early Decision Yes Recommended.
School of Computer Science: Math Level II and Physics, Chemistry or Biology
Cornell 14.1% Early Decision Yes Required.
Engineering: Mathematics (any level) and a science of your choice
Arts and Sciences: Two subjects of your choice
Georgia Institute of Technology 25% Early Action Yes Optional.
If you have taken any of these tests before you apply, you are welcome to submit them if you think they support your application.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 07.9% Early Action No Required.
one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m)
Stanford 04.8% Restrictive Early Action (Applicants do not apply to any other private college/university under their Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Early Decision or Early Notification program.) Yes Recommended.
University of California-Berkeley 17.5% No No Required.
College of Chemistry and College of Engineering: Math Level 2 and a science test (Biology E/M, Chemistry, or Physics) closely related to the applicant's intended major.
University of Michigan 28.6% Early Action Yes Optional.
You will not be penalized for low SAT subject test scores since they are not a required component of a complete application.

Money


Yearly Tuition By Family Income Average Financial Aid Students Receiving Aid
California Institute of Technology $68,901 $31,931 $42,091 55%
Carnegie Mellon $68,452 $29,800 $41,636 98%
Cornell $67,613 $26,486 100% 100%
Georgia Institute of Technology $48,566 $13,736 $13,854 94.0%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $67,430 $17,992 $42,145 91%
Stanford $64,477 $18,212 $50,547 100%
University of California-Berkeley $61,654 $20,722 $17,284 98.6%
University of Michigan $59,784 $18,251 89% 95.6%

Testing


ACT Composite Superscore?
California Institute of Technology 34-35 Yes
Carnegie Mellon 31-34 Yes (SAT only)
Cornell 30-34 Yes (SAT only)
Georgia Institute of Technology 30-33 Yes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 33-35 Yes
Stanford 31-35 Yes
University of California-Berkeley 30-34 No
University of Michigan 29-33 No

The (Tentative) Verdict


  1. MIT
  2. Stanford
  3. Carnegie Mellon
  4. CalTech
  5. Berkeley
  6. Georgia Tech
  7. Cornell
  8. Michigan
  9. Purdue