Caltech founded in 1891
The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena is small but mighty. Caltech, a major research institution, has a student body of about three thousand. U.S. News & World Report has come out with its 25th annual best American colleges lists for 2009 and Caltech rated very high.
In the rankings of best national colleges for undergraduate studies Harvard topped the list at number one, followed by Princeton in second and Yale in third.
MIT and Stanford tied for fourth, while Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania tied in sixth. All of the colleges in the top ten have tuition of more than $30 thousand a year. Wow! Higher education is rarely cheap, now it’s seriously expensive at the top notch universities.
Also, UC Berkeley ranked 21 and UCLA 25 on this list.
Details on the U.S. News & World Report website.