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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate3%
Acceptance Rate3%

Caltech Academics

California Institute of Technology requires at least 486 units to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at California Institute of Technology, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. California Institute of Technology accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, California Institute of Technology does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at California Institute of Technology finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

California Institute of Technology true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted X
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: California Institute of Technology may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At California Institute of Technology?

California Institute of Technology has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with California Institute of Technology directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at California Institute of Technology

When choosing a major, California Institute of Technology students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at California Institute of Technology.California Institute of Technology allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. California Institute of Technology false.California Institute of Technology offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About California Institute of Technology


Does California Institute of Technology Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with California Institute of Technology directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does California Institute of Technology Offer Online Classes?

❌ California Institute of Technology false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does California Institute of Technology Give Credit for AP Classes?

❌ California Institute of Technology false

Does California Institute of Technology Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at California Institute of Technology, check with the school directly.

Does California Institute of Technology Require Internships?

❌ California Institute of Technology does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While California Institute of Technology does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


Additional Information About California Institute of Technology


California Institute of Technology Library

The main library on campus is the Sherman Fairchild Library and there are 5 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at California Institute of Technology

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Caltech offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Bowdoin College, Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Mt. Holyoke College, Oberlin College , Occidental College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pomona College, Reed College, Spelman College, Wesleyan University and Whitman College

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does California Institute of Technology have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

California Institute of Technology has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at California Institute of Technology include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,401

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

3%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$63,255

Out-of-State

$63,255

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 3
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