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California Institute of Technology

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1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
+1 626-395-6811
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Nice campus

I am curious about colleges and usually like to see the ones that stand out for their architecture... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Loved Caltech

We surely loved the university. My first time visiting as was my wife's and daughter's. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
+1 626-395-6811
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am curious about colleges and usually like to see the ones that stand out for their architecture and general beauty. Cal Tech is modern and, overall, pleasant. I'm not sure that I would recommend it with the same fervor as I would about Harvard...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We surely loved the university. My first time visiting as was my wife's and daughter's. Our guide was very informative and as such we loved Caltech.

Thank prasan68
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We visited the campus twice while in Pasadena. A leafy, beautiful trees in bloom. Pools with turtles, goldfish and ducks. Enjoyed buffet lunch twice in Chandler Cafe with comfy outdoor seating. A nerdy bookstore.

Thank NewExperience2014
Reviewed May 16, 2017

In addition to all the technology and public event reviews you must have read already, CalTech has an unique "neighborhood type" setting unlike many university towns. You may not even notice you are in the campus already while enjoying your walk in the great city...More

1  Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed April 10, 2017

On a tour of Cal Tech you will learn much of the history of this university, the various scientific contributions and studies achieved here, as well as experience the historic architecture and gardens. See where Einstein's apartment was and visit the lunch room where you...More

Thank Charlygirl21811
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Get a campus map for unguided tours from the admissions office. The map has some interesting information on it and the campus is small (walkable) and lovely.

Thank Sal M
Reviewed March 2, 2017

In order to get accepted here, students have to to have the highest possible academic preparation and motivation to survive. The small student population also enjoys the best campus grounds on the west coast.

Thank Bernard V
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I enjoy strolling through the green spaces of the CalTech campus on my walks through the neighborhood. There is a cascading pool with turtles, and at times ducks, that is always fun to observe. Varied architectural styles of the buildings reflect decades of development. I...More

Thank 100lat
Reviewed February 1, 2017

My Dad when he worked at JPL. Would teach a class or two here. That and take pity on some of the grad students. Whom he would bring home unannounced to Mom. Mom on the whole would forgive Dad for this stunt. They were a...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Clearly a world class faculty club that allows associate memberships. Beautiful "Athenaeum" architecture, world class chefs, stunning surroundings inside and out, wide variety menu, great service.....clearly an experience to strive for.

Thank Fred B
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