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By Kathryn Knight Randolph
October 14, 2011
6. California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena, California
Undergraduate students: 967
Annual costs: $54,090 (includes tuition, room, board, fees, meals, books and estimated personal expenses)
Average total financial aid package: $31,611
Retention rate: 98%
California Institute of Technology’s unique freshman housing system is attributed to making students instantly feel like they have a home on campus. The following excerpt from The Princeton Review helps explain:
“First-year students are required to live on campus, in one of eight houses. “The houses combine the feel and purpose of a dorm with the pride and spirit of a fraternity.” “Each house plans social events” and “provides the main social community” for students.”
Learn more about California Institute of Technology.