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California Institute of Technology
  • 4 Year
  • PASADENA, CA

California Institute of Technology Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Undergrads in College Housing
86%
Average Housing Cost
$9,615 / year
Poll
50%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 8 responses
Poll
57%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 14 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,029 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 6 responses
  • Chandler
    33%
  • Can go in and sit down and eat.
    17%
  • Open Kitchen
    17%
  • Seminars
    17%
  • The Culinary program, has a place you.
    17%
58%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 12 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 11 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    55%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    27%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    18%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
82%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 11 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 7 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    71%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    29%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 11 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    27%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    36%
  • Not very visible.
    18%
  • We have campus police?
    18%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 15 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    7%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    7%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    27%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    60%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Water Polo
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball, Water Polo

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Student Government, Newspaper, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 17 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    18%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    18%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    18%
  • Parties? What parties?
    47%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 8 responses
  • Big I/Interhouse parties
    88%
  • We don't party
    13%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
0%
Women in Sororities
0%
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 9 responses

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