College Spotlight: California Institute of Technology

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

California Institute of Technology is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

Type of school: Private

Setting: Suburban, small city

Size: 978 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 244 (2011)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 3:1

Acceptance percentage: 13%

Tuition and fees: $39,588 (2011-2012)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $16,794 (2011-2012 estimate for students living on campus)
Address: 383 South Hill Avenue, Mail Code 10-90, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626.395.6341
Twitter accounts: @CalTech
Facebook: California Institute of Techology

All information was gathered from the school's profile on the website and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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