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California Institute of Technology

Campus Life and Facilities

Caltech Students Say...

Modeled after the Oxford college system (and “very similar to Harry Potter”), the Caltech house system is the basis for undergraduate life, offering both a place to live and a social center for students. Freshmen are placed into one of eight houses after the first week of school, and “immediately are integrated into a close social network/safety ne... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1200 East California Boulevard

Mail Code 1-94

Pasadena, CA 91125

United States

Phone: 626-395-6341

Fax: 626-683-3026


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 83
Fire Safety Rating: 65
Green Rating: 97
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 124.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://security.caltech.edu

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 84.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students

single family houses
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:128
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:2
Number of Social Sororities:0
    % of women who join:0%
Number of Social Fraternities:0
% of men who join: 0
Number of Religious Organizations:6
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:PRISM: a support organization for interested students, faculty and staff http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~prism/
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:Minority Student Education http://mse.caltech.edu/
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Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Beavers
Women's Sports Team Name:Beavers
Team Mascot:Beaver
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Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 10
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 14.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: No
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 100.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Apple, Dell, Gateway, Compaq/HP
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: No
Special Facilities:Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Palomar Observatory, Seismological Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Fundamental Research in Biology and Chemistry, Mead Chemistry Laboratory, Moore Laboratory.
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