California Institute of Technology


California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology


The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. It investigates 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.

Caltech challenges students intellectually, builds analytical skills, develops character, and cultivates the knowledge needed to inspire and execute powerful ideas.

Caltech students explore their talents and interests and build lifelong memories by participating in 150-plus clubs as well as campus traditions that celebrate students’ innovation, curiosity, and humor.

The Basics

SettingEasy access to Los Angeles.
School TypeUSA University
TuitionUS$ 40,000 – $42,000
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StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest CityLos Angeles
Year Founded1891
Admission RequirementHK F.6
Academic CalendarFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Level OfferedBachelor, Master & PhD
EnrollmentApproximately 2,230 students
International Students11%
Student-Teacher Ratio3:1

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs: Caltech undergraduates receive a world-class education, benefiting from one of the most demanding core curriculums in the country along with hands-on research and learning opportunities. Undergraduates can take advantage of 26 options for concentrated and interdisciplinary study.

Applied Physics, Behavioral &Social Neuroscience, Biology, Business Economics & Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, English, Geology, History, Material Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Social Science etc.


Caltech researchers benefit from having ready access to leading technological tools and state-of-art laboratories that make cutting-edge research possible. Evolving buildings include Linde + Robinson laboratory and Jorgensen Laboratory.

Athletics facilities: football field, baseball/softball/soccer field, six-lane, all-weather track, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms for basketball/volleyball/badminton, fully equipped exercise and weight room, large dance/aerobics/martial-arts/fencing room, racquetball courts, squash courts, rock-climbing wall.

Students Life

Clubs & Organizations: Anime Society, Entrepreneur Club, Filmmaking Club, International Film Club, Society of Women Engineers, Cheerleading Squad, Ballroom Dance Club, Environmental Task Force, Student Shop, Vegetarian Club etc.

Athletics: Men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and water polo.

Women’s basketball, cross country, fencing, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo.

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