The Best & Worst

Location
Pasadena, CA
Undergrads
997
Tuition
$39,588
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Tight-knit community
  2. 2
    Honor Code
  3. 3
    Research opportunities
  4. 4
    Location and beauty of campus
  5. 5
    Intercollegiate sports, without the pressure
  6. 6
    Traditions
  7. 7
    Great financial aid
  8. 8
    The summers off
  9. 9
    Smart and amazing professors and grad students
  10. 10
    Availability of extracurricular activities

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
96% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 3 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
92% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Students Don't Want to Leave
70% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Campus Pride
60% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
85% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
73% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 59% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-66% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Difficulty, tough curve, and lots of work
  2. 2
    Gossip on campus
  3. 3
    Social awkwardness, some students are socially inept
  4. 4
    Scheduling issues
  5. 5
    Unreasonable professors at times
  6. 6
    Male-to-female ratio (three boys to one girl)
  7. 7
    Seeing the sunrise too many times (lack of sleep)
  8. 8
    Dorm food gets boring and old.
  9. 9
    Have to balance between work, sleep, and social life
  10. 10
    No air conditioning

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $39,588, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
AP Credit Wasted
Any AP credits earned in high school aren't eligible for college credit.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,798.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,962.
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