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About California Institute of Technology

Caltech’s mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a cross-disciplinary atmosphere while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe in research areas ranging from quantum science, engineering, and bioinformatics to human behavior, economics, and energy and sustainability.

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Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 3:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 98%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 176 56 18 10 260

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