1200 E. California Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91125 626-395-6341
http://www.caltech.edu ugadmissions@caltech.edu
About California Institute of Technology
  • Year of Foundation 1891
  • Size of Campus 124 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, ,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 913
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 34%, 66%, 65%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $34,989
  • Room and Board $10,755
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 921
The mission of the California Institute of Technology 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.At this time, all operations at the California Institute of Technology are normal. In an emergency, this site will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available. In case of an emergency resulting in an extended power outage, website requests for www.caltech.edu will be routed to this location, where information will be posted as quickly as possible.Caltech has an information phone line for emergencies, at 1-888-427-7465, or 626-395-3291. This line provides recorded information about the impact of an emergency on the campus, including whether or not employees should come to work. This line is for information only. Caltech also operates an earthquake hotline which provides a list of phone numbers to call for information on recent seismic activity, agencies providing services, and fault-line maps.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Caltech Christian Fellowship, Caltech Muslim Students Asociation, Caltech Newman Catholic Students Club, Hillel
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Pacific Student Union, Association of Caltech Taiwanese, Association of Romanians, Black Graduate Student Association, Caltech Canadian Club, Caltech Chinese Association, Caltech Russian Club, Caltech Swedish Club, Ca
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Ditch Day, ME-72 Engineering Design Competition, International Week, Asian Pacific Cultural Week, Semana Latina, Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series, Annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, Choral and Orchestral Performances, Iron Chef Cooking Competitio
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Tau Beta Pi, California Beta Chapter
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Los Angeles International Airport (28), Burbank (17)
  • Distance to nearest train Los Angeles (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pasadena (3)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 32%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (89%), apartments for married students (1%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (9%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 63%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 48%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 90%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 5%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Caltech Research Facilities (Off-site)Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL). Caltech owns and/or operates a number of off-campus research facilities including Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The world's leader in robotic planetary exploration, JPL is managed by C
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,620
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Caltech has close ties and joint programs with the nearby Huntington Library, which houses a large collection of Anglo-American art, literature, rare books and manuscripts.
  • Number Of Microforms 647,861
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 18,600
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 2,431
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,000
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 344,020
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 10,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 200
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,352
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 200
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Northrop, Altera Corporation, City of Hope, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Nvidia, Oracle, Pfizer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, JPL-NASA, Intel, Google, Caltech, Sun Microsystems
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 34%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,713
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 25%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern California, California State University--
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern California)
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis