Caltech Welcomes the Class of 2017

first_img Caltech’s Class of 2017 freshmen. Photo by Lance HayashidaThis year, September 30 brings 249 undergraduates to Caltech to begin their careers of study, research, extracurricular activities, and, of course, the perpetuation of many Caltech traditions to which they will soon be introduced. The class of 2017—the Institute’s newest undergraduates—promises to raise an already high bar even higher given their achievements prior to arriving on campus.The incoming freshman class is composed of 88 women and 161 men. Thirty percent of incoming freshmen (74 students) share a birthday with another freshman. With six students named “David”, this is the most popular freshman name. Nearly one-third of the entering undergraduates (32 percent) were born outside the United States, representing 11 countries; domestic undergrads come from 28 states. Fifty-eight percent of Caltech’s class of 2017 has already performed research—one has designed a radio interferometer, while another has a patent on an alternative toilet valve. Nearly half the group (49 percent) has participated in athletics, either intermural or intramural.Apart from science, technology, and athletics, the incoming Caltech undergraduates have other skills. There are ballerinas and break dancers, salsa dancers, and writers. If you are interested in scuba diving, there will be a freshman on campus who can tell you all about it. And should you see someone in a full-body chicken suit or a student surrounded by charcoal cockatiels, don’t be surprised: it is just this year’s avian-oriented students pursuing their personal passions.“This is another amazing class, not only in terms of academics but also in the diversity of their talents. It includes a student who is in training to become a pilot, another who serves as a USA Archery instructor, an orienteering champion, and two sets of twins!” says Anneila Sargent, Caltech’s vice president for student affairs and the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy. “We welcome the Class of 2017 enthusiastically and wish them a wonderful time at Caltech.”For more information, go to Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it news slideshow Caltech Welcomes the Class of 2017 By CYNTHIA ELLER | Photography by LANCE HAYASHIDA Published on Monday, September 30, 2013 | 4:22 pmcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img