California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA

Pasadena, USA

  • 1891

    Established
  • 45.0%

    International Students
  • 18

    No. of Programs
  • 5

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Considered as a world-known Institute for Science and Engineering education, California Institute of Technology or Caltech is situated in Pasadena, California. Founded in the year 1891 by Amos G. Throop as a preparatory and vocational school, Caltech became the centre of attraction during the Second World War. In the early 20th century, Caltech became a US scientific research powerhouse, which laid the foundation for many of today’s high-tech facilities. It is a private research university and has been ranked 5th on the QS World University Rankings 2020. CalTech is affiliated to Association of American Universities in addition to University Research Association, Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Association of Independent Technological Universities.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

California Institute of Technology is a reputed institution in the field of engineering and technology. It is an educational establishment that attracts some of the most talented engineering aspirants from around the world. In addition, it offers a range of majors in the fields of computer science, physics and humanities. The 124 acre Caltech campus is known for its rich campus life where students indulge in various social activities, associations, clubs and recreational facilities. The CalTech campus offers some of the most advanced learning and research facilities for students and faculty. The Caltech sports team called the ‘Caltech Beavers’ regularly competes in various Intercollegiate sports activities.

Accomplishments & Alumni

CalTech inculcates and atmosphere promoting innovation and problem-solving. It has been the founding place of many high-tech facilities like the NASA owned Jet Propulsion Laboratory, International Observatory Network and Caltech Seismological Laboratory. CalTech is home to some of the brightest minds of America and the world. It has till date produced 38 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medal of Science Recipients, 13 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients and 127 National Academies Members.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

At 3:1, the student faculty-ratio of Caltech is one of the lowest in the entire United States. Currently, over 1,000 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students from around the world are nurtured to become creative society members under the guidance of 300 faculty members. CalTech student and faculty body is an excellent mix of people from different ethnicities, social and cultural backgrounds and ages. The atmosphere of cultural acceptance on campus makes it a truly global university.

California Institute of Technology Facts & Figures 

Type of Institute 

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $56,364 (2021-22)

Masters: $45,846 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall  

Average GPA Requirement

3.5 

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1053; ACT - 36; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 80; PTE: 53; GRE - 330; GMAT - 710

Admission Requirements

SOP, LOR, Academic Transcripts

Admissions Deadlines

Early Action: November 1

Regular Decision: January 3 

Percentage of International Students

45%

Size of Campus (in acres)

124

Alumni Worldwide

24k+

Females to Males Ratio

46 : 54

Average Salary after 10 Years

$79,300 (Annual)

California Institute of Technology Rankings 

Ranked by  

2022

2021

2020

2019  

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA

9

8

9

QS 

6

4

5

4

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking 

2

4

2

5

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA  

7

6

6

U.S. News & World Report - National University Ranking

NA

9

12

12

California Institute of Technology Subject Rankings 

Computer Science

Ranked  by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS- Computer Science & Information Systems  

NA

22

29

29

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers 

NA

25

25

10 

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Engineering PG

NA 

8

9

8

Engineering

Ranked  by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Engineering and Technology

14

14

15

26

QS - Engineering Chemical 

NA

9

7

7

QS - Engineering Mechanical 

NA

17

17

17

QS - Civil and Structural 

NA 

51-100

51-100

51-100 

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology 

NA 

7

1

4

U.S. News & World Report - UG Mechanical Engineering

5

6

7

7

U.S. News & World Report - PG Mechanical Engineering 

3

4

4

4

U.S. News & World Report - PG Electrical Engineering 

NA  

4

4

5

U.S. News & World Report - PG Chemical  Engineering 

NA

2

2

2

U.S. News & World Report - Aerospace Engineering PG

NA 

1

3

1

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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

http://www.gradoffice.caltech.edu/contact | 626-395-6346 | gradofc@caltech.edu

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