This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the California Institute of Technology.
The California Institute of Technology, also known as “Caltech”
- Located in Pasadena, California
- Pasadena is a city inside the county of Los Angeles and is just a short 30-minute drive away from the center of the city of Los Angeles.
- It’s central location also allows for students to be two hours or less away from notable locations such as Palm Springs, Big Bear, Channel Islands National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park.
History and Mission
- Caltech was originally founded in 1891 and renamed as the California Institute of Technology in 1920.
- With a stated mission to “expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education”, Caltech boasts 37 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medal of Science Recipients, 13 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Recipients, and 125 National Academies Memberships.
- Caltech is also home to the Einstein Papers Project, whose purpose it is to maintain and publish works from the estate of the world famous 20th century physicist.
- 4th – Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering
- 2nd – Chemical Engineering
- 9th – Computer Engineering
- 4th – Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
- 5th – Materials Engineering
- 4th – Mechanical Engineering