The California Institute of Technology, also known as Caltech, was established in 1891. It is a private research university and is located in Pasadena, California. Caltech manages and operates a NASA Center known as Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It has been ranked in the top 10 universities around the world by citation index, Nobel Prizes. Caltech is divided into the following academic divisions:
Caltech's athletics department sponsors more than 12 sports teams. These teams are nicknamed as the Beavers. They compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. The Beavers participate in sports including volleyball, basketball, swimming and tennis.
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