California Institute of Technology Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.26 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 42 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 2,255 (1,001 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 3 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $45,390
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2010

It was extremely challenging and wouldn't be a great fit for everyone. There are some professors who are great teachers and others who only care about their research. Overall I thought it was a good school though.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2008

Great for science. Particularly if you have a theoretical bent.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

I totally recommend this institution. It is very good, it increases your personal and professional level preparing and educating you better, if you are looking for some institution to get your master choose that one.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

As one of the best programs in the country, the program is very intensive and is relatively small in terms of number of students. A small community means closeness and everyone knows everyone personally. I quite enjoy it and would recommend any student should come here if they manage to find any faculty that they are interested in working with.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Very good school for focused, highly driven and independent individuals.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2021

I have access to world class resources. The low student to teacher ratio also allows for a more personal relationship with faculty members.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

The courses are really tough and the honor code are respected and held highly.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

great place to do research and best choice I have made to be here!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

Caltech's astro department is very supportive and women make up half of the astro grad student population.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016

Caltech is a great place to be for an aspiring scientist. You are constantly surrounded by some of the smartest people in the world. You also have access to tons of scientific talks and research opportunities. The chemistry department is very supportive of its graduate students and their success. There also is a great deal of support among different research groups within the department. Whether you want to or not, you have to learn to be very independent.
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