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#73, overall score 55.33/100

Fun Fact:

Pranks are an integral part of Caltech culture and are prominently promoted on the university’s own website.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Pasadena, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: Suburb
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 979
  • Student origin: 34% in-state / 66% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The California Tech
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Beavers
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Aftermath

COST & AID Score: 15/15

  • Score: 15/15
  • Tuition: $49,908
  • Room & board costs: $14,796
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $40,377
  • Average loan debt: $16,777
  • Starting median salary: $78,800

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

  • Score: 20/20
  • Acceptance rate: 8%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 3:1
  • Median SAT range: 1530-1590
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 9/20

  • Score: 9/20
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never Introduced

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: None
  • Campus crime rate: 14.29/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 27.38/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 2.33/34

  • Score: 2.33/34
  • Hillel: No
  • Chabad: Chabad Student Center of Pasadena
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 5 (0 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 3 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: David Brin

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