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Most Helpful Review for California Institute of Technology
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kimberly from Bloomington, IL
  • 40 out of 42 people found this review helpful

You will learn more than you thought was possible. Sometimes it will seem impossible. It isn't.

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  • Andrew - Bakersfield, CA
  • Dec-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Caltech is one of the top universities on the globe, and I've been able to see why first-hand from just my first-term frosh experience alone. The academics were more than a step up from anything I had experienced before, but students who choose to go to Caltech and really embrace the rigorous academic culture there are ready to take any academic challenges head-on - and trust me, there are many. But aside from top-tier academics, Techers (as Caltech students are sometime called) still know how to have a fun and enjoyable college experience: the House system (the dorm living system, a sort of analog to fraternities) gives each student an opportunity to be a part of a like-minded, closely knit community (read: "family") that not only acts as a support net for everybody else in the house, but also engages in pranks and many other activities together.

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  • abbey, from nyc
  • Jul-03-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    beautiful from pictures and i am sure in real life. difficult to get into, but if you put your mind to it, you'll strive for the best.

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  • Jianing Jenny from Plano, TX
  • Jul-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Even from my brief experience at Caltech for Pre-Frosh Weekend, I was impressed at how seriously my future upperclassmen work hard and play hard. Most amazing was how they respected each other and the Honor Code, which dictates the way the Caltech community operates. They're incredibly inspiring and each super passionate, and I look forward to the next four years with them.

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  • Julie from Laurel, MD
  • Feb-11-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    California Institute of Technology is an amazing school. Of all the colleges that I looked at, Caltech is definitely my top choice. If I get accepted, I am sure to go.

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  • Isaac
  • Nov-30-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is very small and beautiful. Students here live in a tight knit community and get to know their peers and professors very well. The academics are probably the toughest in the world, but they transform students into leaders in their fields.

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  • Majaliwa from Kenya
  • Nov-27-2012 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    the best university that really transform people and make them realize their dreams. form me i can confidently say this is where my engineering career will be nurtured developed to the world`s standards.

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  • Bailey from Redding, CA
  • Oct-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Institute of Technology opens so many doors for people who need a career direction. The staff is so dedicated to your success and achievement of goals. I would rate this school 10/10.

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