California Institute of Technology
104 reviews
  1. Pasadena, CA
  2. 4 Year
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104 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2
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.
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Caltech is a place of wonderful innovation and the students really do care about one another.
  • College Freshman
  • June 29 2015
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
A few houses have just casual parties; there are also the 8 interhouse parties which are really great / tons and tons of work. Literally preparing for the party for more than 1 month ahead of time, with hundreds of manhours.
  • College Freshman
  • May 14 2015
They're very flexible about drinking -- "just put it in a cup so we don't know" is a common theme.
  • College Freshman
  • May 14 2015
"It's ... okay." This is the line everyone says, and it's very accurate.
  • College Freshman
  • May 14 2015
The House system is fantastic. Really it basically renders the quality of actual on-campus housing irrelevant. :D You have to live on campus for the first year anyway.
  • College Freshman
  • May 14 2015
Decent, basically only Lake accessible without a car
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 18 2015
The only school policy that is really prevalent is the honor code.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 18 2015
Some houses better known for partying than others.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 18 2015
Lots of options in Chandler (and the South kitchen), but dinner is subpar
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 18 2015
The housing system is definitely unique
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 18 2015
Not a big part of Caltech :/
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 7 2015
Food in Pasadena is expensive, but good.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 7 2015
Caltech's honor code is great!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 7 2015
Working with students is the bomb-diggity. Profs aren't really chosen for their teaching ability, though.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
Bro, it's Caltech. Coming back here to get his PhD in physics was some kid's fallback plan.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
Most people get awarded SURF money, if they apply.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
I'm working at JPL for the summer. It's pretty ballin.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
This place'll break you, but it will still be the best, most painful four years of your life.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 14 2014
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