Caltech is an elite private college located in Pasadena, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 979 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Caltech acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. Graduating 94% of students, Caltech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,100.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science67 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering33 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering18 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics17 Graduates
Chemical Engineering16 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics11 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering9 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.12 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
California Institute of Technology Reviews
If you like science and tech, this is the place to go. Small school makes professors, research, work study, and other opportunities more available. You learn to work with others to get through the academics which are tough, but you ultimately come out with a great sense of accomplishment. It is not the right school for everyone but if you want to major in science or engineering, it would be hard to find a better place.
I loved the campus when I went on my tour! The trees and greenery really draw you in and give you a feeling on inclusion. Can't wait to apply to this wonderful small university!
Great academics and opportunities, beautiful weather. Very demanding but also a very supportive community.