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The California Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueC University Resource UseD-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:

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University Resource Use
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Excess Competition
She cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: Aug 20 2002
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
The half-frat/half-dorm housing system is not great for everyone; if your personality doesn't "click" with one of the dorms, you might be out of luck. The advising system is haphazard at best, and does nothing for undecided students. Some of the dorms are disgusting, filthy, and depressing. Some of the students are disgusting, filthy, and depressing. On the whole, the students are the most fascinating people you could ever want to meet. The psychological counseling service is no longer free—watch for psycho killers. There was an in-house survey that 24% of students regularly used marijuana, and 10% had used hallucinogens. Many of the students are extremely bitter. A lot of freshmen want to be physics majors but aren't able to hack it. This leads to broken dreams. The administration is getting increasingly unreasonable, and is taking away many freedoms and priveleges. I think the honor code is abused; I'm not sure to what extent. Some students are not friendly and won't answer if you say "Hi, how are you?" right in front of their face. The high stress leads to strange social behavior; I dealt with some pathological liars. Some of the profs have an amazing attitude and philosophy toward teaching. This will be a mind-blowingly challenging school for people from small, rural high schools. Dating at Caltech: For girls, the odds are good, but the goods are odd. For guys, the odds are terrible and the goods are all screwed up.
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