The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a small, highly focused university located in
Pasadena with a strong emphasis on the natural sciences and engineering. It has approximately 970
undergraduates, 1250 graduate students, 300 faculty members, and more than 600 research scholars.
In spite of its small size, it has
become one of the world's leading institutions of scientific research and education, counting 35
Nobel laureates among its alumni and faculty. Caltech also operates and manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
autonomous-space-flight complex that oversees the design and operation of most of NASA's