California Institute of Technology Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?


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Caltech has one of the best reputations of all the colleges in the U.S., so the stereotype is that all students are extremely bright. Employers and grad schools know that if they pick a Caltech graduate, they will get a very intelligent person, used to working very hard and never giving up.


People usually think Caltech students are the typical geek - good with computers, intimidatingly smart, and a little quirky.


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The common stereotypes of Caltech usually involve comparison with MIT. Caltech students are generally thought of as being very smart, yet more fun and more laid-back than MIT students.