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        • We meticulously edit your essays to ensure clarity, coherence, and correctness, aligning them with the expectations of the admissions process.
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        • Leading college admissions firm providing unmatched guidance for international students wanting to study at top tier US colleges.
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        • We help students-athletes through the recruiting process at Ivy League, D-1, and D-III levels.
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        • Looking to transfer to a more selective school? We can help provide guidance through this challenging process
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          We provide a variety of options for our clients as they work through the pre-application process and admissions cycle.

        • School Packages
        • We offer 10-school and 15-school packages for students applying to US colleges.
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        • Our consultants are available on an hourly basis with discounts provided for 10 and 20 hour blocks.
        • Extracurricular Activities
        • We provide individualized assistance for all of our clients in regard to what activities to focus on throughout the pre-application process and admissions cycle.
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        • We work closely with our research partners to create a timeline and plans to maximize research opportunities for each client.
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        • We travel with a limited number of our international clients every year to visit 40-50 boarding schools and colleges.
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        • We will meet with a client over a 7–10 day period at an agreed upon location and produce a finished common app personal statement and extracurricular activities section
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        • We work with a limited number of our clients to guide them through applications to an unlimited number of schools.
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        • We provide help with boarding school selections, essay editing, and interview preparation.
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          With record-low acceptance rates and record-high applications, students must produce a world-class application that separates them from the thousands of talented applicants.

        • MIT
        • We guide students through MIT's distinctive application process, focusing on course selection, project development, and essay refinement.
        • CalTech
        • We align your talents with Caltech's innovation-driven ethos through targeted guidance.
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        • We shape your application to reflect Stanford's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
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        • We craft applications that align with Harvard's heritage of excellence, unlocking your potential for success.
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        • We fine-tune your pathway to success by aligning your unique potential with Princeton's prestigious standards.
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        • We tailor your application to resonate with Yale’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
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        • With an eye on Columbia's intellectual rigor, we help mold your profile to fit their culture of ambitious learning and growth.
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        • Emphasizing personal growth and achievement, we'll shape your application to reflect Vanderbilt's vibrant community and academic strengths.
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        • From your extracurricular descriptions to line-by-line essay editing, we will perfect every component of your application to earn you a spot at a top-tier school.
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Cracking Caltech's Code: Your Guide to Admissions

Tucked away in sunny Pasadena, Caltech is where the future’s greatest minds assemble, busily piecing together the puzzles of the universe. This is a place where the physics behind a falling apple could spark a lunchtime conversation more fiery than the California sun.

Though it may seem as if Caltech was solely created for child prodigies or those with a spaceship in their backyard, fear not! You can find your place within the hallowed halls of Caltech. Let’s unravel their admissions process. Let’s start cracking the code to get you into this esteemed institution.


Student Population and Top Majors

Caltech’s student population is the antithesis of a giant lecture hall crammed with thousands of students. In fact, it resembles more of an intimate study group, with an enrollment of around 950 undergraduates. But don’t let this small number fool you; the quality of intellectual conversation at Caltech could put many larger universities to shame.

The academic scene at Caltech revolves heavily around STEM. Unsurprisingly, the top majors are a delightful treat for those inclined towards science and technology. Physics, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering are the favorites, preferred by brainiacs who dream in algorithms, oscillations, and thermodynamics. Even though you won’t find many poets roaming around, they do offer Humanities and Social Sciences for those who appreciate the artistry in a well-crafted equation.

Applications and Acceptances

The application process at Caltech attracts a stream of eager applicants each year, predominantly math wizards, robotics enthusiasts, and budding astrophysicists who hope to snag a spot in the prestigious institution.

However, with an acceptance rate oscillating within single digits, getting into Caltech is like spotting a shooting star on a cloudy night. 

Don’t let these daunting statistics discourage you. Yes, the numbers are intimidating, but, behind every statistic is a story, and the admissions officers at Caltech are looking for students who add something unique to their student body. It’s not just about having perfect grades or scores, but showcasing your passion for STEM, creative problem-solving skills, and your potential to contribute to Caltech’s community.


Caltech’s essays are designed to gauge your genuine interest in STEM and get a peek into your creative and critical thinking skills. They can be thought of as a Rubik’s cube – challenging but rewarding once you’ve nailed them. While the prompts may vary from year to year, they generally aim to understand your scientific curiosity, problem-solving approach, and team dynamics.

Remember, the key to acing these essays is authenticity. It’s not about showing off a list of achievements or impressing with complex jargon. Instead, focus on how you engage with scientific concepts and challenges, and how you’ve used or wish to use STEM to make a difference. As complex as their research might be, Caltech is all about people – students who are driven by curiosity and the desire to explore unknown territories of knowledge. So, let your passion and individuality shine through!

And most importantly, remember to proofread. Nothing says ‘black hole of carelessness’ more than a typo in an essay to a university renowned for precision.

Connecting with Elite College Counselors

Navigating through the university application process is complicated, intimidating, and requires substantial time and effort. But here at IvySummit, we are your trusted partners.

With years of experience and a team of experts who know the ins and outs of the process, we’ve guided countless students towards their dream institutions, including Caltech. We understand the nuances of what makes a candidate stand out to a school focused on STEM excellence and how to effectively communicate these aspects.

Let’s make the journey to Caltech an exciting new chapter in your academic journey.

IvySummit is a premier college consulting firm with a proven track record in expertly guiding students from across the globe through the complex and nuanced college application process. Our specialized focus lies in helping students achieve their aspirations of gaining admission to Ivy League institutions and other esteemed universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With our persistent commitment to excellence, we provide tailored guidance and support to ensure our clients stand out and thrive in the highly competitive world of college admissions.

At IvySummit, our commitment lies in discovering the perfect match for our clients and supporting them wholeheartedly on their path to success. We strive to understand their unique aspirations and provide expert guidance, empowering them to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving their dreams.

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