California Institute of Technology

California, United States

Private | Estd. 1891

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, United States

Private -1891

3:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Fall (September)

Intakes

7%

Acceptance Rate

54:46

Male: Female Ratio

3:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Fall (September)

Intakes

7%

Acceptance Rate

54:46

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1891, California Institute of Technology was started as a vocational college, previously known as Throop University. In 1920, the Institute acquired its current name. Since 2000, the Einstein Papers Project has been placed at Caltech. The project was started in 1986 to assemble, preserve, translate, and publish papers chosen from the literary estate of Albert Einstein and from other collections. In 2012, Caltech started to provide classes with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) under Coursera, and edX. California Institute of Technology has academic affiliations with AAU, URA, AITU and APRU. It is also one of the sun-grant colleges and has sporting affiliations with NCAA Division III – SCIAC. California Institute of Technology ranks #6 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #2 in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education 2022

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The California Institute of Technology campus is located in the center of Pasadena at the foot of the prestigious San Gabriel Mountains. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech is the top research lab for robotic projects of the solar system in the United States. Its Seismological Laboratory situated on the school campus is the globally distinguished source for earthquake information. The University possesses the Kavli Nanoscience Institute for research purposes. Besides, the University has its own Center for Autonomous Systems and Technology, Bioengineering Center, Observatory, and many other on-campus research amenities. There are further than 50 student communities and sports organizations and 16 Division III varsity teams. The courses provided by the California Institute of Technology include 28 Bachelor's and 30 Master's degree programs. The College has six academic divisions. It also provides joint degree courses in partnership with UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the USC Keck School of Medicine, and the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Caltech has been awarded regional accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In 2020 remote accreditation took place. The WSCUC Commission met on February 19, 2021, and reaffirmed accreditation for 10 years. Till today, Caltech alumni and faculty have won 46 Nobel prizes. The notable alumni of California Institute of Technology are Nobel Laureate Carl David Anderson, who discovered the positron and the muon, Nobel Laureate Douglas D. Osheroff, and Nobel Laureate William Shockley, co-inventor of the solid-state transistor and Father of Silicon Valley.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

California Institute of Technology values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has about 2,400 students enrolments out of which more than 980 are undergraduates and more than 1,400 postgraduates with more than 300 faculty members within the premises. They have more than 700 international students hailing from all over the world on the campus. The male to female ratio is 54:46 at the California Institute of Technology, making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Whatsapp, McKinsey and Company, Google, Amazon, and others.

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International Students %

30.5%

International Students %

30.5%

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Bachelor of Science in BioengineeringEngineering

USD 54,570

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48 Months

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Mode of Degree

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  • It provides a foundation for graduate studies in the application of engineering principles to the design, analysis, construction, and manipulation of biological systems, and in the discovery and application of new engineering principles inspired by the properties of biological systems
  • Coursework emphasizes the more general and fundamental properties of living organisms, and areas of current research interest, rather than the traditionally distinct fields within the life sciences
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USD 54,570

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  • Computer Science is the most popular major of Caltech
  • Program provides students a strong grounding in the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computing, provides an introduction to cutting-edge research in a variety of subfields of Computer Science
  • Program introduces students to the mathematical and engineering foundations of the discipline
  • It equips students with the tools and knowledge necessary for a successful research, industrial, and entrepreneurial career in computing
  • Program has following recommended study tracks in a few areas: Algorithms & Complexity, Algorithmic Economics, BioComputes, Graphics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Networks & Distributed Systems, Robotics & Control and systems
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  • Aim of the program is to produce graduates who will attain careers and higher education that ultimately lead to leadership roles in academia, industry and government in areas of rapidly advancing interdisciplinary technology related to telecommunications, solid-state, information, computer and electrical systems
  • The program strives to maintain a balance between classroom lectures and laboratory and design experience, and it emphasizes the problem formulation, system-design, and solving skills that are essential to any engineering discipline
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USD 54,570

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Mode of Degree

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  • The aim of the Materials Science option is to prepare students for research, professional practice, or advanced study in a rapidly advancing interdisciplinary field
  • The program builds on the core curriculum to develop analytical competence and use it for individualized research, culminating in a one-year senior thesis
  • Materials Science students develop professional independence, creativity, leadership, and the capacity for continuing professional and intellectual growth
  • Students will study Differential Equations, Fundamentals of Materials Science, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics etc.
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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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CourseDurationFee/Year
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering48 Months ₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering48 Months ₹54,570
Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering24 Months ₹52,506
Masters of Science in Aeronautics12 Months ₹52,506
Masters of Science in Medical Engineering24 Months ₹52,506
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CourseDurationFee/Year
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering48 Months₹54,570
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering48 Months₹54,570
Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering24 Months₹52,506
Masters of Science in Aeronautics12 Months₹52,506
Masters of Science in Medical Engineering24 Months₹52,506
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Scholarships

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

Applicants need to be proficient in English.

Applicability

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. In order to apply, you need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It is offered to students who excel in their chosen field and wish to study abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who want to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or doctorate program.

Applicability

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application available on the official website.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.

Eligibility

Applicant should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Indian University and should be Indian.

Applicability

The candidate needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a full-time degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

These fellowships are given to international women students who wish to study and research in the United States full-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship of a country other than the US, must be having an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and should study full-time program during the fellowship year.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

Caltech admits students for the Fall term only. Applications are not considered for the Winter, Spring, and Summer terms.
Caltech admits students for the Fall term only. Applications are not considered for the Winter, Spring, and Summer terms.
The GRE tests (general and advanced subject) are not required and in most programs, scores will not be considered for admission.
The GRE tests (general and advanced subject) are not required and in most programs, scores will not be considered for admission.
Caltech does not have a minimum GPA requirement. However, most successful applicants have a US GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and/or are in the top 5 to 10% of their class.
Caltech does not have a minimum GPA requirement. However, most successful applicants have a US GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and/or are in the top 5 to 10% of their class.
89% of the CalTech graduates are reported to have secured a job within two years of graduating.
89% of the CalTech graduates are reported to have secured a job within two years of graduating.
Caltech accepts an application fee of 70 USD for the international undergraduate students and 100 USD from the graduate applicants.
Caltech accepts an application fee of 70 USD for the international undergraduate students and 100 USD from the graduate applicants.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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