California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Caltech is dedicated to providing top tier instruction in the technical arts and applied sciences. The Institute is comprised of six academic divisions, with a strong emphasis placed on engineering and science.

Caltech is one of the most highly respected schools in the world. Among Caltech's faculty and alumni are 32 Nobel Prize winners. One of these winners, Linus Pauling, is the only person in history to win two unshared prizes. Even more, 70 winners of the United States National Medal of Science or Technology are Caltech alumni, and numerous faculty members are associated with such organizations as NASA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Caltech requires all first year students to live on campus, and the vast majority of undergraduate students (95%) remain on campus. Student are expected to live in accordance with the school's honor code, and many exams can be taken home.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked Caltech 1st internationally every year since 2011. Caltech was named the best university in the world in both Physical Sciences and Engineering & Technology. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report named Caltech the 10th best university in the United States.

Through Caltech Online aspiring scientists and engineers can compliment their campus-based degree studies. However, all online courses are free to the public and do not provide Caltech course credit.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (626) 395-6811
Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 970+ undergrad, 1,200+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 33,381
Out-of-State Tuition $ 33,396
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 3 to 1
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