Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB+
California Institute of Technology is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
California Institute of Technology Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer and Information Studies48 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering28 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering17 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics15 Graduates
Chemical Engineering14 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering13 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.12 responses
After California Institute of Technology
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses
- Very Good28
Good school for science - but just that. It is a technical school. The House System is good - IF you get into the house you want. There are a few students who are placed into houses they rated very poorly; for these individuals, House Life is poor.
- 3 months ago
Caltech's student life is great! As a community of undergraduate students we know how to work hard and play hard. Of course, this involves pulling pranks and doing crazy things with each other and upholding traditions that have been going on for decades. However, recently administration has been cracking down on the students' activities so that's why I wouldn't give this an A+. If we were allowed to really express ourselves then I'd give it an A+. Because who doesn't want to live in houses like in Harry Potter?
- College Junior
- May 21 2013
You're guaranteed off-campus housing if you want it. Also, "off-campus" means "across the street from your classes" still, so you're fine there.
- College Freshman
- May 14 2015