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Address: 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone Number: 626-395--6811
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The campus is imposing (for the name of CalTech) but nothing stands out if we keep the reputations aside. The campus is also too small for my taste. You can pretty much see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The campus is imposing (for the name of CalTech) but nothing stands out if we keep the reputations aside. The campus is also too small for my taste. You can pretty much see everything within an hour or two. One thing that some folks might like is that they have maintained the old-style labs in various buildings that I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Along with MIT, Cal Tech is one of the world's greatest technological institutions. Einstein visited here in the late 20s. The school offers wonderful lectures for the community and thus expands its spirit to the general populous.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The CalTech campus is a great place to walk around and get away from the bustle of Pasadena. It takes about 20 minutes to walk there form the conference center. There are some very interesting buildings with fountains including the Beckman Institute and Auditorium. The water in front of the Millikan Memorial Library was dry for conservation. However, a little... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Disappointing in a word.This campus isn't in the same league as Yale or Harvard and compared to UK universities such as Oxford Cambridge or Stirling,forget about it. Obviously academic standards are high but as a visiting tourist ,don't waste your time visiting the campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I booked admission seminar at least 2 months in advance as I was eager to know about why Caltech is so famous and welcome by all the scientist. The admission seminar is great ! Sharing a lot of usual information and experience, espeically for an international "local" student who doesn't have the same eduction system like the US or international... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took our nephew here with his fiancé to take engagement photos. Cal Tech is the perfect place with many location on campus to capture beautiful photos. Great landscaping and architecture.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Seminar day every year is great with up to 6 lectures on current topics and research. I never fail to learn something.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was fortunate enough to get an inside tour of parts of the incredibly beautiful CalTech campus by a family member who is a post-doctorate fellow there in the Chemistry Department. This is one lovely and special place. The buildings are a mix, some old, some newer, all beautiful and architecturally stunning. The grounds are marvelous with many varying trees,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Such an interesting place to visit! More of a think tank that grants degrees than a standard university, Cal Tech sprawls across gorgeous campus with some unusual architecture and some fabulously gifted people. It's full of quirks and characters. But worth visiting!

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well, since i drive by almost every day i don't think of visiting, but when i come to attend events i find it a lovely place to walk, sit and enjoy the gardens and buildings. I like the seismology building that looks as if it is shaking. It is cool just to tell people you walked around Cal Tec. Just... More 

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