California Institute of Technology

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About Caltech

The California Institute of Technology is a private research university in Pasadena, California with a 124 acre campus. It is located 2,644 miles from Swansboro North Carolina. The Institute was established in 1891 and is often known as one of the world's best universities. Although Caltech has a tradition of practical joke and pranks, it is governed by a strong honor code. This university is never all work and no play, and Caltech's fun attitude and rich history is sure to attract students from all over the world.

Statistics on Caltech

Undergrads: 983

Postgrads: 1,226

Total Enrollment: 2,209

46% female, 54% male

Admission Requirements

SAT score: 2100 (minimum)

75$ application fee

ACT: 34/35

GPA Minimum: 3.8

GPA Average: 4.19

Acceptance Rate: 8%


My major, Astronomy, is offered. It is one of the majors Caltech is known for

The student faculty ratio is 3:1

There are 241 members in the freshmen class

(typical class size not listed)

College Expenses

Cost of Attendance: $63,471

Tuition: $45,390

Room and Board: $13,371

Books and Supplies: $1,323

Financial Aid

Application Deadline: January 3rd

Students Receiving Aid: 50%

Scholarships Available: 43

Types of Financial Aid Offered: Grants and scholarships, work-study, and loans


Type of Housing: Dorms in the form of a house system

All freshmen must stay in a dorm

Food Plan: Food is free in the house kitchen

85% of students live on campus

More About Caltech


Academic: Biology, chemistry, engineering, planetary sciences, social studies, physics, math, and astronomy (some variations of each)

Recreational: Athletics and Physical Education


Clubs: There are over 120 clubs offered, including the bio engineering club, Black Ladies Association, the Chess club, Chinese Student Association, and the dance team

Athletics: Basketball, Baseball, cross country, fencing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and water polo

Mission Statement

The Caltech mission statement is "to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society."
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