ABOUT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform the future.
Caltech has six academic divisions with a strong emphasis in science and technology teaching and research. The university has a competitive admissions process ensuring that only a small number of the most gifted students are admitted.
Caltech has a high research output and alongside many high-quality facilities, both on campus and globally. This includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Caltech Seismological Laboratory and the International Observatory Network.
The alumni and faculty of Caltech have been awarded 39 Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, six Turing Awards and 71 United States National Medal of Science or Technology. Four chief scientists of the US Air Force have also attended the institution.
The campus is located in Pasadena, California, approximately 11 km away from downtown Los Angeles. The school’s official mascot is a beaver, paying tribute to nature’s engineer.
Caltech students are also well-known for playing pranks, with one of the most famous pranks including changing the “Hollywood” sign to read Caltech, by covering up parts of the letters.
EXPLORE RANKINGS DATA FOR CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score
COMPARE UNIVERSITIES ON THEIR KEY STATS
- 6.1No. of students per staff(1)
- 33%Percentage of International Students(1)
- 37 : 63Student Ratio of Females to Males(1)
- 2,240Number of FTE Students(1)
- $54,600Out-of-state Tuition and Fees(2)
- $16,644On-campus Room and Board(2)
- $79,300Salary after 10 years(2)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 US Rankings
SUBJECTS TAUGHT AT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- Computer science
- Computer Science
- Physical sciences
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Physics & Astronomy
- Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
- Engineering & technology
- Chemical Engineering
- General Engineering
- Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Business & economics
- Economics & Econometrics
- Business & Management