California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 979, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 124 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar.Caltech participates in a significant amount of research, receiving grants from institutions such as NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services, among others. Caltech maintains a strong tradition of pranking with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, another top-ranked science and technology university. Companies such as Intel, Compaq and Hotmail were founded by Caltech alumni.
The student-faculty ratio at California Institute of Technology is 3:1, and the school has 67.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California Institute of Technology include: Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Physical Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.