<p>well. it is stupid generalization. but i gotta ask this. (since caltech seems to be small and very focus on research)</p>
<p>basically does top 3-4% student from a large public high school (not much challenging classes) with no research experience(but alot of work experience and activities including leaderships) have "not-too-much-lower" chances than students with research experience???</p>
<p>i just didnt have such a chance to do so. i am looking to do some intership work or conduct research this school year, but i think it will be way after admission (moreover significant result wouldnt really come out soon enough)</p>
<p>any one has 2 cents on this issue??
do majority students in caltech already have research experience or intership before they start caltech?? like they already know "something real"??
what would be chance for well-rounded students(as i explain above)??</p>