Vault's Rating 4.5 out of 5

Uppers

  • Located near Los Angeles, California
  • Extremely low student-teacher ratio and small class sizes

Downers

  • Most selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • The California Institute of Technology is a world-renowned science and engineering research institution, based in Pasadena, California, with a mission to expand knowledge and help students pursue their best ideas through collaborative exploration and intensive scholarship.

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