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    PhD research: amazing mentoring and learning experience. Salary high for a PhD position.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Caltech (California) full-time (more than 5 years)


    - Best professors in the world
    - Smartest peers in the world
    - Interdisciplinary research all over the place
    - Nice town to live in


    - Small institute (could be more diversity among researchers)
    - Salary is tiny in general, but high for a PhD student

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Updated Feb 14, 2015
Updated Feb 14, 2015

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
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    I applied online – interviewed at Caltech (California).

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    There was a personal statement, submission of grades, and letters of recommendation component in the application. All of this was done in an online application. Having a caltech connection is useful for getting in.

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Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1891
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) enrolls about 2,100 students and offers programs in areas such as chemistry, planetary sciences, physics, math, humanities, social sciences, and engineering. Caltech has a very low student-teacher ratio of 3:1. The school receives about half of its operating revenue through research grants, primarily from government agencies. Its professors and graduates have snared a total of 32 Nobel Prizes; other alumni include filmmaker Frank Capra and Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt. Caltech operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory... More

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