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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Based in sunny Pasadena in California, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is the fifth best university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017. It was rated the maximum 5 QS stars and is top of the class in research, innovation, facilities and specialist criteria.

Caltech is particularly strong in a number of STEM subjects, including chemical engineering, the biological sciences, chemistry, earth and marine sciences, physics and astronomy, and the natural sciences, as indicated by its strong performance in the subject rankings.

Caltech is a small but powerful research and teaching institution. With a 3:1 student faculty ratio, it has 300 teaching staff, 600 research scholars, and 99% of its students were in the top tenth of their high school graduating class.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 4 categories.
Research
Facilities
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
5
2016
5
2017
4
2018
  • 97.70
    Overall Score
  • 99.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Citations per Faculty
  • 85.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Student
  • 93.4
    International Faculty
  • 89.2
    International Students
10
2014
7
2015
=6
2016
5
2017
  • 90.70
    Overall Score
  • 89.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 96.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 91.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 87.7
    H-index Citations
34
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 67.90
    Overall Score
  • 75.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 97
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 100
    Employer-Student Connections
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
953
International
350

Number of students

2,255
Postgraduate 56%
Undergraduate 44%

Number of international students

647
Postgraduate 87%
Undergraduate 13%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.