Best in Class
What does it take for the most ambitious and innovative minds to push the limits of possibility? Perseverance. Creativity. Ingenuity. And a best-in-class student experience.
A hallmark of our institution is its long-standing commitment to ensuring the most qualified science, mathematics, and engineering candidates can fulfill their dream of attending Caltech, regardless of their financial limits. Scholarships are the most effective way to enable brilliant, hard-working students to devote themselves to learning without worrying about the cost of their education or graduating under a burden of debt.
Graduate fellowships attract and retain the most talented and ambitious students from across the world—and maintain Caltech’s excellence. Our goal is to provide an endowed fellowship for every graduate student during their first two years, so they have the academic agility to take risks and push the boundaries of science.
Health & Wellness:
Health and wellness resources are essential to helping students thrive in our rigorous academic environment. The demand for Caltech Student Wellness Services is rising, and we’re expanding our programs to help students find balance, manage stress, learn time management, and build connections throughout our community. Continuing to grow health and wellness resources will ensure that our students will get the most out of their Caltech experience.
Every student should have the tools to transform their exceptional educational experience and passions into a successful career pathway of their choice–whether it’s becoming an academic or industry leader, joining public service, or launching a start-up. Enhancing the support offered by Career Achievement, Leadership, and Exploration (CALE) will prepare students to compete for the best jobs and thrive in the workplace.
A complete student experience includes access to captivating programs, services, and opportunities outside of academics. Co-curricular activities allow students to engage in hands-on opportunities to hone their skills, build lifelong friendships around shared interests, put their ideas into practice, and showcase their achievements. These activities are intrinsic to Caltech life and essential to competing against other top-tier institutions for talent.
Investing in Our Students
The diverse perspectives and experiences of students are essential to investigating the world around us and making powerful breakthroughs. The initiative aims to ensure every facet of the student experience is extraordinary and continues to advance our culture of excellence.
By the Numbers
Caltech is the dream destination for exceptional science, mathematics, and engineering students from all backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences.
52% of undergraduates receive financial aid
29% increase in employer info session participation over prior two-year average
Average undergraduate debt at graduation is $16,787
71% of Caltech admitted students attended public or charter high schools
45% of the undergraduate student body is female
The best student-faculty ratio in the nation
22% increase in one-on-one career advising appointments over prior two-year average
Stories of Impact
A gift to Student Wellness Services is an ‘investment in human capital’
When Daniela Bonafede-Chhabra (BS ’84) sent off her college applications, she was too intimidated to apply to Caltech...
Define, divide, solve: A problem-solving approach inspires an extraordinary gift
Eduardo Repetto (PhD ’98) and his wife, Carla Figueroa, say the reason for their bold investment in fellowships is straightforward...
Paying it forward: 10 scholarships matched in weeks
Grinding through problem sets. Burying yourself in the library. Pulling all-nighters. Many Caltech alumni remember the worry and...