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CalTech Projections: Is it a solid choice?

I'm considering applying to CalTech and I want to know, how good of a school is it? Does anyone have experiences with it or knows someone who does?

10 days ago

Caltech is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, particularly for its strength in the natural sciences and engineering. It also enjoys a small student body with close faculty-student engagement, which can foster a more personalized and in-depth learning experience. Moreover, it's well-known for its research opportunities, even for undergraduates, which can prove invaluable if you intend to progress into academia or a science and engineering career.

It's also worthwhile to mention that the student culture at Caltech is often described as very collaborative with a strong Honor Code, making it a bit different than some other similar caliber institutions where the environment may be more competitive.

The one sort of 'downside' that some students note is that the workload can be quite intense, so be prepared for that if you decide to go this route. It requires dedication and discipline, but this often leads to impressive results post-graduation, in terms of both job placement and further study.

Of course, these are all general observations. Deciding if a school is a good fit for you will also deeply depend on your own learning style, academic goals, personality and aspirations. Consider visiting Caltech, if you can, or virtually exploring it through online resources to better see if it aligns with your expectations and academic ambitions.

10 days ago

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