Caltech in World Top Rankings

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world's top ranking research university located in Pasadena, California (USA). The Institute is placed as one of the Top 10 universities in the US by a number of league tables, both nationally and internationally.

The Institute is organized in six Divisions:
- Division of Biology
- Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- Division of Engineering and Applied Science
- Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
- Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy

Ranking Achievements:

- 10th in the QS World University Rankings 2009.

- 5th out of 200 elite universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008. It is also placed in the Top 10 for Engineering & IT (#4) and Natural Sciences (#7).

- 7th internationally in the ranking of World Top Universities by Webometrics (January 2009).

- 6th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008.

- 4th in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities 2006.

- 4th among the Best National Universities in the U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2010 survey. It is also rated 2nd for Least Debt, and 8th in the Great Schools, Great Prices category. In addition it is placed:
   - 4th for undergraduate engineering programs
   - 7th for Graduate Computer Engineering
   - 9th for Undergraduate Engineering Specialties - Computer

- 3rd for Graduate Physics Programs (USNWR 2009).

- The Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT) is placed 1st in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate engineering programs in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering.

- According to the National Council Research Report (NRC) 1995, it is rated highly for the following Doctoral Programs:
  - 1st for Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Programs
  - 1st for Astrophysics/Astronomy
  - 1st for Geosciences
  - 2nd for Chemistry
  - 4th for Cell Biology
  - 4th for Molec/Gen/Genetics
  - 4th for Mechanical Eng.
  - 5th for Electrical Eng.
  - 5th for Physics
  - 6th for Chemical Engineering
  - 7th for Civil Engineering
  - 7th for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  - 11th for Neurosciences
  - 11th for Mathematics
  - 12th for Materials Science
  - 12th for Computer Science
  - 13th for Physiology
  - 19th for Economics

- A number of engineering specialties placed in the top 10 nationally in the 2002 U.S. News & World Report, including aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical (6th), chemical (10th), computer (tied for 10th), electrical/electronic/communications (6th), environmental/environmental health (9th), and mechanical engineering (9th).

- Named to the Princeton Review's Financial Aid Honor Roll.

- Rated the best value of all colleges for the fourth year in a row by Kiplinger's.

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