California Institute of Technology - Overview

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.

California Institute of Technology - Facts and Numbers

Caltech is a world-renowned research and education institution focused on science and engineering, where faculty and students pursue new knowledge about our world and search for the kinds of bold and innovative advances that will transform our future. The scientific, engineering, and technological contributions of Caltech's faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 34 Nobel Prizes. Caltech's 300 professorial faculty members offer a rigorous science and engineering curriculum to approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students, providing one of the nation's lowest student-to-faculty ratios. Caltech's 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, California.

The Institute manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA, and owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories that includes the Palomar Observatory and the W. M. Keck Observatory. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution.
Ranking  5   4
Country United States
City Pasadena
Town Pasadena
Bachelor (foreigners)48,111 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)48,111 USD/year.
Cost of living $859-1,425 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 11%
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1891
Abbreviation caltech
Teachers 893
Students 2,201
Foreigners 26%
Religion None
Academic calendar Quarters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
The truth shall make you free
• WASC Senior College and University Commission
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
• Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Sport affiliations and memberships: Nat
World ranking5
Country ranking4
Academic Reputation23
Employer Reputation75
Quality of teaching6
International Faculty127
International Students120
Citations per Faculty3
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities155
Engineering and Technology16
Life Sciences and Medicine90
Natural Science8
Social Sciences and Management119
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science11
Economics & Business46
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking5
QS World University Rankings5
ARWU Academic Ranking7
Alternative title
Arabic معهد كاليفورنيا للتقنية
German Technische Hochschule Kaliforniens
English California Institute of Technology
Spanish Instituto de Tecnología de California
French Institut de technologie de Californie
Japanese カリフォルニア工科大学
Korean 캘리포니아공과대학교
Portuguese Instituto de Tecnologia da Califórnia
Russian Калифорнийский технологический институт
Chinese 加州理工学院
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