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Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
Phone Number: +1 626-395-6811
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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World class private faculty club with associate memberships

Clearly a world class faculty club that allows associate memberships. Beautiful "Athenaeum" architecture, world class chefs, stunning surroundings inside and out, wide variety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
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Friday Harbor, Washington

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing facilities only surpassed by the caring individuals that run and work at this university. Beautiful campus.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Talk to anyone on campus, and you'll get a good idea how intelligent and friendly these people are. Fun to wander around.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The campus is a little too quiet on a Monday morning. There didn't seem to be any summer session going on. We liked the neighborhood and the lush vegetation on campus. Saw a lot of 'lab' buildings----may be a little too daunting for my son.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I had to stop and walk around a bit. It is a very nice area and I would feel privileged if I attended this school.

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go to Caltech because of the Big Bang Theory haha. The campus is very nice; a good way to spend an evening. They have a bookstore on site for all of your Caltech merch needs. The students are also very helpful and friendly :)

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Caltech is a very beautiful place to visit, take walks, play on the lawn, ride a bicycle, have a snack, study.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

The campus is open for walking, just make sure you park on the street, not in campus parking lots. The architecture dates back a hundred years or so, and that's the most interesting part of the walk. They do have guided tours available through the admissions office almost every day, no charge, if you want to see inside some of... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I don't know why this is listed as a TripAdvisor attraction, but I guess it's a nice place to visit! And lol, we drove by it. Visit it if you want to tour colleges!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Campus visit earlier this month, no students were avail to give tour so we we were held hostage in visitor center for 2 hrs. You can do walking tour if you are so inclined, but no guidance or guide is offered. For a school of highly intelligent students who breath and sleep IT, the presentation was an extremely low tech... More 

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