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Your graph is interesting because in 1970, I was an undergraduate at Caltech when the first females were finally accepted as freshman. At the time it was quite a cultural adjustment to the decidedly “Male” house system. But the point here is that wasn’t that long ago. (at least it doesn’t seem that long ago to me) I think everyone takes stuff like this for granted but pause for a moment to consider that a female high school graduate from my class in 1969 did NOT have the option of applying to Caltech. Things have changed
Funding for Graduate Study for Students Applying to Caltech
The table below shows the name and deadline of every form that you need to apply for financial aid. Use this table if you are a US Citizen or permanent resident applying to Caltech for admission as a freshman for entry in fall 2016. Click on each form's name for more specific instructions.
The table below shows the name and deadline of every form that you need to apply for financial aid. Use this table if you are a US Citizen or permanent resident applying to Caltech for admission as a freshman, transfer or 3/2 student for entry in fall 2016. Click on each form's name for more specific instructions.People applying to Caltech are smart and self-aware enough to know that they *may* be below average there. And as there is no 25th percentile given - there is no reason to believe that it isn't 3.0 or lower. (Based on my anecdotal evidence I imagine it could well be around there.)What this means is that a student applying to a “UC” school in California should know that scores and grades get the most weight in the admissions processes by a wide margin, and there is little reason to tailor an application to a faculty audience. By contrast, students applying to Caltech—at least, those whose scores and grades get them over the admissions threshold—to keep in mind the faculty perspective on admissions and focus their applications on demonstrated passions for math, science and engineering.I had written a letter of application saying that I wanted to be an astronomer, and I was applying to CalTech to be associated with the new astronomy that was happening.