Has anyone has recent experience getting support from a CalTech coach through EA? The last thread I found was a bit outdated. My S21 is getting recruited by the basketball coach, and we are wondering what his shot at CalTech might be with support.
Consensus is that full support from the coach ups your chance to around 50/50, same as MIT.
Being such a small school, Caltech considers athletics but it will most definitely not be the only factor in your son’s admission. Especially with an acceptance rate of around 5% for men, make sure your son is very strong academically and shows some excellence in stem in addition to athletics to tie his application together.
50/50, assuming median grades and test scores of entering freshmen. That was the figure we got from the AD and baseball coach who had offered full support. Same as MIT.