California Institute of Technology Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The homework takes up a lot of time and it's easy to take too many classes. Taking only the required courses is ideal but rarely done.


The workload and the lack of recognition that I get from all the effort I put in. The damn school has horrible brand recognition outside select areas, and it shows - its harder to get employers to look at a cold resume drop from Caltech (and your low GPA sure does not help). When people ask me where I go, they think I'm attending CalPoly or Pasadena City College (PCC)... hell the people working in fast food joints 1/4 of a mile from campus don't know a bunch of Nobel Laureates and eggheads are roaming around here.


bad, bad teaching; unreasonable exam questions