- 4 Year
- PASADENA, CA
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Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.
The Institute manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet. Caltech also owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories, including the Palomar and W. M. Keck Observatories; and cofounded and comanages LIGO.
Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.
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All first-year students are required to take a series of courses called the Core Curriculum. Through these courses, students will learn to solve complex problems, collaborate with fellow scientists, and communicate ideas effectively. And more than anything, students will develop an understanding of how everything learned at Caltech is interconnected.