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California Institute of Technology Video Review

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The California Institute of Technology is located just miles east of Los Angeles in Pasadena, California. The most popular undergraduate majors are biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics, physical sciences and computer and information sciences. The California Institute of Technology offers certificates in addition to bachelors, masters and doctorate degree programs.

Located in suburban Pasadena, the California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, has long been recognized as a world leader in education and research. Currently ranked #5 in America's Best Colleges 2008 report, Caltech operates and maintains NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is actively engaged in many other research endeavors related to the natural sciences and engineering.

Along with the fourth best overall engineering program in the nation, Caltech took top #10 honors for its individual programs in aerospace, chemical, electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. The university is also committed to making progress toward creating a sustainable future for the world.

Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research, and roughly half of students are involved in the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program at least once during their school tenure. This preparation is credited with giving Caltech one of the highest percentages of alumni who go on to receive a Ph.D.

Caltech awards certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees through its six divisions. The top five most popular majors are biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics, physical sciences, and computer and information sciences. An undergraduate enrollment of less than 900 students allows for small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of just 3:1.

With one of the 'most selective' admissions processes in the nation, Caltech has a 17 percent acceptance rate. Typical incoming freshmen submit SAT test scores between 1,470 and 1,570.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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