California Institute of Technology


California Institute of Technology, also known as Caltech, founded in 1891, is a private 124 acre research university located in Pasadena which is in Southern California approximately eleven miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Caltech is primarily dedicated to advancing science and engineering. Caltech faculty and alumni have won more than 33 Nobel Prizes and over 70 have won the United States National Medal of Science and Technology. Academic Divisions include: Biology and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Engineering and Applied Sciences; Geological and Planetary Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Physics, Math and Astronomy.