California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

Caltech Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Other: single-unit houses.
Room & Board Expenses $12,084
Living On-Campus 96%
Living Off-Campus 4%

Caltech Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave California Institute of Technology 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1997

College Life Rating

Most all students live in on campus the first year and are associated to one of 7 houses that are a cross between a dorm and a frat house. Most students are too busy with schoolwork to participate much in clubs or social activities.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2002

College Life Rating

There are tons of clubs to get involved in, though honestly there isn't a ton of time to spend with them. The athletics program is very small but tight-knit. Caltech doesn't do any recruiting for athletes so you if you do play sports it is as a true student-athlete. The basketball team has been chronicled many times for its amazing losing streaks, as seen in the movie Quantum Hoops.


Caltech Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(888) 427-7465
Medical Center Emergency Department
(626) 395-5000

Caltech Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Beaver
School Colors: black and orange
Official Athletics Site: www.gocaltech.com
Athletic Facilities athletic center, gymnasium
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
Baseball: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
Track: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Athletics Department at California Institute of Technology

Athletic Director Name
Julie Levesque
Athletic Department Email
jtingle@caltech.edu

Caltech Student Organizations

Military Programs
ROTC Army
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook

Caltech Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: career fairs, conferences, workshops, recommendation files, leadership training.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at California Institute of Technology

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate, Chemistry and Nobel Peace Prize
  • Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate, Physics
  • Frank Capra filmmaker, director.

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