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California Institute of Technology

Country

Pasadena, USA

Overall Ranking

9 in US News

Fees

Varies

Overview

  • The California Institute of Technology was established in 1891 as a private institution with a 124-acre campus in Pasadena, California. The university is spread across six academic divisions, namely, the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering and division of Chemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy.
  •  The institution offers nearly 28 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs. The university provides bachelor's, master's, engineering, computers, science, humanities, business, BSc, BBA, MS, and BTech courses. The institution offers majors in applied and computational mathematics, geology, astrophysics, biology, business, economics & management, chemical engineering, and chemistry. 
  • Some of the university's most well-known courses are a bachelor of physics, a master's in bioengineering, an MS in civil engineering, and an MS in planetary science. There are also computational and neural systems, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, and applied science, among other majors. 
  • The average cost of tuition fees is between USD 77,718 and 91,594. In addition, the university collaborates with UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, and Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine to offer joint degree programmes. 
  • The California Institute of Technology provides scholarships, loans, awards, and grants only based on the student's needs and helps them locate work while studying to support their finances.
  • Graduates can access career services through the institute's Career Development Center. The centre offers counsel, resume writing workshops and tips, pre-health and pre-professional advising, networking strategies, and higher study options to the students.
About the University

Year of establishment

1891

University Website Link

https://www.caltech.edu/

Also Known as

Caltech

Total Students

2937

Total International Students

895

Size of Campus

124-acre

California Institute of Technology Ranking

Ranking Provider
Rank

US News

9

Popular Courses Offered

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Duration

48 months

Tutiton Fees

5,807,124

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Duration

48 months

Tutiton Fees

5,807,124

Postgraduate

Masters of Science in Medical Engineering

Duration

18 months

Tutiton Fees

4,856,807

Eligibility

Academic Requirements:

 

Undergraduate:

 

The university accepts admissions from students who have completed the university's approved programme. It contains the following items:

  • Students must obtain an A or B in three courses in IGCSE, AS, and A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Students must achieve an IB exam score of 6 or 7
  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
  • Cambridge Pre-University
  • Qualifications in the local education system are comparable to those in the United States


Students must have a solid academic record, particularly in math and science, to be admitted to UG courses, as well as:

  • Completion of a high school curriculum equal to that in the United States
  • Mathematics for four years (including Calculus)
  • Physics for a year
  • Chemistry for a year
  • Three years of English instruction (four years recommended)

 

Aside from that, Caltech expects students to be prepared for the core curriculum, which includes:

  • Students must have taken the most advanced and complicated English classes available
  • Students studying in the United States must have taken at least one course in American history or government. For students studying outside of the United States, it is not compulsory

 

Graduate:

 

For graduate courses, applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4 to be in the top 5 to 10% of the class. A bachelor's degree or equivalent in a comparable discipline from a tier-1 or tier-2 university or institution, as well as advanced coursework in Math, English, and Science, are necessary. It is essential to highlight that applicants already hold a PhD will not be considered for a second PhD.

 

English Requirements:

 

Admission does not require a minimum score on an English proficiency test. An ESL instructor will examine the overseas applicants' English test scores during orientation. The instructor may recommend that the applicant enrols in an ESL (English as a Second Language) course based on the evaluation. The university accepts the following English tests:

  • DET
  • TOEFL
  • PTE
  • IELTS
  • CAEL

Admission Process

Document Requirements:

 

  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized test score
  • English Proficiency scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial aid statement of intent
  • CV or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of passport


 

Procedure:

 

 

Undergraduate:

 

Step 1: In the Common app, fill in your personal information

 

Step 2: Complete your family's information

 

Step 3: Provide details about your educational background

 

Step 4: Mention any standardised tests that you've taken

 

Step 5: Draw attention to extracurricular activities

 

Step 6: Finish your personal essay

 

 

Postgraduate:

 

Step 1: To submit the application form online, create a free account on the university's graduate site

 

Step 2: Either include a $100 application fee or request a price waiver

 

Step 3: Add a Statement of Purpose to your application

 

Step 4: Upload an electronic copy of your college or university's official transcripts or updated online grade reports

 

Step 5: Make a list of three people from whom you'll seek letters of recommendation

 

Step 6: Attach your curriculum vitae or resume

Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation:

 

  • All first-year undergraduate and first-year graduates are guaranteed on-campus housing at the college
  • All residents have access to the college's on-campus meal plan
  • Housing options for UG students range from dorms to apartments to single-family houses
  • Housing for PG students ranges from studios to flats to single-family homes
  • All dwelling units are fully furnished with a basic set of furniture
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Off-Campus Accommodation:

 

  • Room Rental, House, Townhouse, Duplex, Condo, 3 Bedroom Apartment, 2 Bedroom Apartment, and 1 Bedroom Apartment are all residential options
  • The typical monthly rent is between $1500 and $1800
  • A furnished Room, Refrigerator, Air Conditioning, Microwave, TV Cable, and other amenities are available
  • Month-to-month leases are available
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Placements

The institute's Career Development Center offers its graduates and alumni specialised career services. Counselling, resume writing seminars and suggestions, pre-health and pre-professional guidance, networking methods, and higher study alternatives are available to students at the centre. Linkedin labs are supplied to students for them to connect with employers.

 

The California Institute of Technology, the PhD is the highest-paying degree, with graduates earning an average of 10,226,000 INR. Graduates with a Masters in Science degree from the California Institute of Technology receive the lowest income, with an annual salary of 8,300,000 INR. 

 

The average wages of Caltech graduates are listed below by job profile:

 

Profile

Salary (in INR)

Consulting, Accounting and Professional Services77 Lakhs
IT and Software Development80 Lakhs
Engineering83 Lakhs
R&D, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech84 Lakhs
Financial Services89 Lakhs
Executive Management and Change1.39 Crore

 

The graduate students are assisted in searching for jobs. Within two years of graduation, 89 per cent of institute alumni can find work, with the highest average wage of 210,000 USD per year. The highest-paid degrees at Caltech are listed here, along with their average salaries:

 

Degree

Salary(in INR)

Masters in Science

83.01 lakhs

Doctorate

91.63 lakhs

PhD

1.02 Crore


 

 

Leap Scholar Verdict

Advantages

The university has a remarkable ranking of 6th in Qs World University Rankings 2020.

The Times Higher Education Ranking has listed it in the 4th position in World University Ranking.

7th in U.S College Ranking in 2021.

Caltech has 28 graduate and 31 graduate programs.

The university houses six academic divisions.

Caltech owns the Kavli Nanoscience Institute.

It is the leading research institute for robot exploration of the solar system.

The university has 24,000 alumni all over the world.

Caltech is proud to have 7 Nobel Laureates and 58 National Medical of Science Winners.

Financial aid is available for international students.

It is located close to Los Angeles, which is the second biggest city in the U.S.A.

Get all your Questions Answered

How much does it cost to study in California Institute of Technology?

The average first year cost to study in California Institute of Technology is INR 5596680

What is the acceptance rate for California Institute of Technology?

California Institute of Technology has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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