- Class: Junior
- Major: Chemistry
- Gender: M
- High School: Libertyville High School
- Transfer Student:
Caltech is a small school with a beautiful campus in Pasadena. The small size and extremely favorable student-faculty ratio of 3-to-1 allows for increased access to opportunities like research in top labs, access to professors, athletics, special funds and scholarships, study abroad, the arts, and travel grants. Unfortunately, Caltech's name recognition among the average population is surprisingly low. However, as one of the country's top academic and research institutions, Caltech is a very intense and rigorous place. This translates to the education, and as a result many Caltech students work extremely hard and eventually burn out. Furthermore, many Caltech students are top students before they arrive, and therefore they might already be burned out.
Caltech students work hard and work most of the time, but they work in a collaborative environment that reflects the culture in science. The education is geared toward learning and preparing the students for research, but it does give students the skills needed for a job after graudation.
The Best Things
The small size
The Worst Things
The academic workload, pressure, and stress