California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology Student Essentials

California Institute of Technology Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Beaver
Nicknames: Cal Tech, Caltech
Website: www.caltech.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $39,588
Out-of-State Tuition: $39,588
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 2,324
Year Established: 1891

About Caltech

One of the most reputable Engineering, Science and Technology schools, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California is a research-focused university that has graduated and employed numerous award-winning scholars.

Academics at Caltech encompass bachelor’s and graduate programs in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering.

An integral part of the Caltech experience is the research activity, which often takes place in conjunction with such well-known organizations as Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Huntington Library.

More than 30 Caltech graduates or faculty have won the Nobel Prize and more than 65 have received awards from the Academies of Science.

Since the school is fairly small, students may reap the rewards of working so closely with such exceptional faculty.

Prospective students should have a strong record of academic performance, since Caltech is so competitive and selective in its admissions.

Students may obtain financial aid or even tuition fellowships if they meet eligibility requirements.

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Caltech Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave California Institute of Technology 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1997

Overall Rating

This is a very hard core academic school. You should not attend if you plan on watching football games and showing school pride for your basketball team. That being said, if can survive all the school work and testing, everything will be downhill from there.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2002

Overall Rating

Caltech is very small, with an undergraduate class not much more than 200 per year. This means you get to know your classmates very well and you become part of a community instead of just a statistic. You won't find a superior school for engineering and technology - the research is world class and even undergraduates are strongly encouraged to get involved.


Caltech Map & Location

California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125


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Getting Around Caltech

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Pasadena, CA

Winter
Dec
67
47
Jan
68
48
Feb
70
49
Spring
Mar
72
50
Apr
76
53
May
79
57
Summer
Jun
84
60
Jul
89
64
Aug
91
65
Fall
Sep
89
63
Oct
82
58
Nov
74
51

Caltech Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,013
Freshman Class 222
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,324

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 39%
  • Asian: 44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 10%
African American 2%
Caucasian 39%
Asian 44%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 44%
Graduate 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 37%
Men 63%
International 13%
Domestic 87%

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