Undergraduate Program

As you might expect, admission to Caltech is competitive. We usually welcome approximately 230 new freshman and 10 to 15 new upperclass students to campus each fall. They come to Caltech from all over the United States and all over the world. What they share is an unusual interest in and an extraordinary aptitude for science.

Our commitment to undergraduate education and small class size allows for frequent one-on-one interaction between students and professors.

Undergraduate research and interdisciplinary work are common and encouraged. Interdisciplinary courses are available in such fields as geochemistry and environmental chemistry.

Learn more about the undergraduate programs in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.