California Institute of Technology

United States of America

4thQS World Ranking

California Institute of Technology Background

Caltech is one of the prominent institutions for science and engineering. It is located in Pasadena, California. Caltech was founded in 1891 as Throop University and then renamed to California Institute of Technology in 1920.

California Institute of Technology Programs and Courses

With diversified research interests ranging from bioinformatics to engineering and quantum science, from energy and sustainability to economics and human behavior, the faculties and students of this institution have developed the technologies of the future. The institution comprises of 6 academic divisions- Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Biology & Biological Engineering; Geological & Planetary Sciences; Engineering & Applied Science; Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy and Humanities & Social Sciences.

California Institute of Technology Achievements and USP

CALTECH offers a rigorous curriculum both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The institution maintains a very low teacher-student ratio of 3:1, 300 professional faculties offer learning and research opportunities to 1000 undergraduates and 1250 graduate students. The fact that its faculties and alumni have earned 35 Nobel Prizes and many other national and international awards are the recognition of this contribution. Caltech also manages the Jet Propulsion Lab for NASA since 1958 and has contributed immensely in many space exploration initiatives. 

California Institute of Technology Rankings

California Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is 12th in National Universities, 9th in Best Value Schools 12th  in High School Counselor Rankings, 11th in Most Innovative Schools and 4th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. The tuition and fees are $52,362 (2018-19).

California Institute of Technology? Notable Alumni

Thomas F. Rosenbaum (Condensed matter physicist and administrator), Mustafa A.G. Abushagur (Libyan Deputy Prime Minister), Gordon Moore (co-founder of Intel)

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There are many opportunities for undergraduate research within the Computing + Mathematical Sciences. Students may work with CMS faculty, but also in other departments and even JPL.

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Statistician, Forecaster, Technical manager, Member of research and design team, Numerical analyst, Cryptographer, Signal processing analyst, Financial analyst, Actuarial scientist, Marketing consultant, Systems analyst, Biomathematical researcher.

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There are many opportunities for undergraduate research within the Computing + Mathematical Sciences. Students may work with CMS faculty, but also in other departments and even JPL.

Common Application, Teacher evaluations, Secondary School Report, Academic transcripts, Test scores: TOEFL, SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing

Statistician, Forecaster, Technical manager, Member of research and design team, Numerical analyst, Cryptographer, Signal processing analyst, Financial analyst, Actuarial scientist, Marketing consultant, Systems analyst, Biomathematical researcher.

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The applied physics option is designed to extend knowledge of the principles of pure physics to the development of new technologies. Research in applied physics focuses primarily on problems of technological importance. The interdisciplinary nature of this option allows considerable flexibility in course work, training and individual research interests to enhance maximum breadth and depth.

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Astrophysicist, Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physicist, Computer Programmer, Engineer, Geophysicist, Kinesiologist, Laser Engineer, Nuclear Imaging Technologist, Nuclear Physicist

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The primary aim of the graduate astrophysics program is to prepare students for creative and productive careers in astrophysical research. The program consists of core class work in a broad range of astrophysics subject areas then emphasizes independent research. Students are free to pursue study in virtually any area of astrophysics. The opportunity exists to take advantage of the many observational facilities owned and operated by Caltech.

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Application Engineer, Data Analyst, Design Engineer, IT Consultant, Lab Technician, Laser Engineer, Accelerator Operator.

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The undergraduate option in bioengineering, previously administered by the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, provides a foundation for graduate studies in the application of engineering principles to the design, analysis, construction, and manipulation of biological systems, and in the discovery and application of new engineering principles inspired by the properties of biological systems.

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Bioengineer, Researcher, Teacher, Consultant, Cellular biologist

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b) USD $75 application fee or fee waiver

c) Official high school transcript, Secondary School Report, Academic transcripts

d) Letters of recommendation (1 math or science teacher evaluation, 1 humanities or social sciences teacher evaluation)

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores (2240-2340), ACT Composite (34-36)

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) Acceptance rate is 8% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

 

Undergraduate: USD $50,490

Graduate: USD $45,846

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Caltech is USD $15,500 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

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University Stats

2255

Students

600

International Students

980

Undergraduates

1240

Postgraduate

300

Faculty Strength

34

International Faculty

7

Student Faculty Ratio

9
%

Acceptance Rate

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50490

Tuition Fees

$
15500

Living Cost

$
4100

Other Fees

4.2

Avg. GPA

* All cost are in USD