California Institute of Technology Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?




I think they are accurate. Caltech students work very hard (quality and quantity wise.) If I were an employer after I graduated, I'd hire Caltech students in an instant.


As with most sterotypes, you can find people who fit this description, but they are definitely in the minority. Though most people are impresivly intelligent, and good with computers, many are reasonably social people. Many of us also have some quirk, but not to a adverse degree.


In many cases, yes.


Caltech students are indeed very smart. This comes through in ways that you probably would not imagine. Having never been to MIT, I cannot compare the fun level of the two schools, but we probably do have more fun.