Caltech Named Best Research University for Undergraduates in 2022 – Pasadena Now
The California Institute of Technology was named by AcademicInfluence.com as the best research university for undergraduates in 2022 in its latest university rankings, which incorporates rankings of the world’s leading higher education institutions and the best schools in the United States.
Caltech ranked #1 in four categories in the 2022 rankings released Wednesday: Best Private Colleges & Universities for Undergraduates, Best US Colleges & Universities for Undergraduates, Best Research Universities for Undergraduates undergraduate in usa and best small colleges and universities in usa
Caltech’s student body numbers approximately 2,248. Of these, 917 are in undergraduate courses and 1,337 are currently enrolled in graduate courses, according to the ranking report.
The university is known for its strength in science and engineering and is one of a small group of institutes of technology in the United States that are primarily dedicated to teaching pure and applied sciences.
An article published on the AcademicInfluence.com site indicates that Caltech was originally founded as a vocational school, but took on the complexion of a cutting-edge institute of scientific discovery quite early in its history.
The article also mentions a number of scientific and technological luminaries who have been part of the institute at one time or another.
These include Alfred Amos Noyes who moved from MIT, where he served as acting president, to Caltech in 1919, and was responsible for revising the science curriculum to reflect the latest advances in Germany, including universities were the best in the world. at this moment; the eminent astronomer George Ellery Hale, who discovered that sunspots produce magnetic fields; and the exceptional physicist Robert A. Millikan, who moved to Caltech in 1921 from the University of Chicago and won the Nobel Prize two years later for devising his classic “oil drop experiment” to measure force of the elementary charge of the electron.
Hungarian-born aeronautical physicist and engineer Theodore von Kármán, who arrived in Pasadena in 1930, was also part of Caltech; he went on to found what eventually became the world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Astrophysicist Allan Sandage, one of the most influential astronomers of the 20th century and the first person to come up with a good estimate of the value of the Hubble constant, earned his doctorate at Caltech and was a graduate student assistant to cosmologist Edwin Hubble.
AcademicInfluence.com said it was made up of a team of academics and data scientists working to provide “objective, non-playable, influence-based rankings” for people, schools, and disciplinary programs that make up higher education. The group’s goal is “to identify and foster the best in higher education,” according to their website. The online resource is a technology-focused academic ranking site dedicated to students, scholars, and scholars from high school through college and beyond.
“These higher education institutions continue to make a global and national impact because of the exceptional quality of their faculty, staff and alumni,” said Dr. Jed Macosko, Academic Director of AcademicInfluence. com. “Students who want to change the world can start with an education at one of these top schools.”
AcademicInfluence.com uses its proprietary InfluenceRanking engine – a machine learning technology that measures a school’s influence through its students, faculty, staff and alumni – in its rankings. The engine also analyzes massive data sources, such as Wikipedia, Crossref, and Semantic Scholar, and creates an academic influence map that provides students with reliable ranking results.
For more information on the rankings, go to www.academicinfluence.com/