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Posted by Chris B on September 27, 2001 at 03:00:06:

In Reply to: Some opinions on caltech posted by Chris B on September 27, 2001 at 02:58:02:

Before I begin I would urge you to fork over the money and vistit schools you are thinking of attending. You are going to spend at least 4 years of your life at the school you pick and the amount of money a plane ticket costs is nothing compared to tuition. I am guessing you are applying as an undergraduate student since most schools pay for graduate school visits. I am currently a 3rd year graduate student at caltech. If you decide to come here you will be among the brightest minds in the world. However, keep in mind that the course load is quite heavy and the students are quite eccentric. Campus life is not like any other campus I have ever been to. Definately not a "college experience" in any sence of the word. Just a "caltech experience." IMHO I would opt to go to a more well rounded school unless you are definately going to be a scientist. If you are planning to be a scientist caltech will provide you with experiences very difficult to replicate at other universities. At caltech undergrads are a priority and generally spoiled. The campus is beautiful, but more like a monestary than a univeristy. Pasadena, while being a lively town, is NOT a college town. Also, the girl/dating scene is dead.

Chris B
1990 525i

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