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The California Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Jun 29 2004
Major: Unknown (This Major's Salary over time)
Caltech offers excellent preparation for any field that requires qualitative thinking. Though the education is billed as science/math, a key aspect of Tech is that it teaches you how to think. How to innovate and think creatively. Professors ask you to write a computer program or design an experiment to figure something out. My friends are entrepreneurs or are in software, patent law, finance, as well as science. Until I went to medical school, I never picked up a scantron.

It's a small school, and you can do almost anything you want, for better or worse. This allows for some incredible opportunities. Also, there aren't any "gunners" at caltech; there are so few undergrads and everyone is doing his/her own thing that you don't compete against one another.

Finally, the social life is what you make it. There's a quirky on-campus scene, which sucks compared to any other college, but has it's moments. Pasadena is a great city; you can take classes at Occidental or Art Center, which are incredibly. L.A. is accessible, with a car. But you won't have much time.

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