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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA
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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... 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

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
84%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Apartments for married students Apartments for single students

Other Housing Options:

single family houses

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

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
Registered Student Organizations
128
Number of Honor Societies
2
Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Beavers Women's Sports Team Name :Beavers Team Mascot :Beaver
# of sports for women, varsity
9
# of sports for men, varsity
10

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving Fencing Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor Volleyball WaterPolo

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Diving Fencing Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor WaterPolo

Student Services

Other Services
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT 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/

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% 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.
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    83
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    65
  • Green Rating:
    94
  • Campus Environment:
    Metropolis
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    100%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    84%
  • # of Organizations:
    128
  • # of Honor Societies:
    2
  • # of Social Sororities:
    0
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    0
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    6
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