The best way to decide if Caltech's right for you?
Experience it for yourself.
My Favorite Spots
Studying is not everyone’s favorite activity but it can be synonymous with learning — and having fun! Here are a few of my favorite places.
Visit campus or connect virtually
As much as you can learn about Caltech online, you'll learn so much more in person. Feel the buzz on campus. Chat with current students. Connect with faculty. Take a peek at the residence halls. And more than anything, sit back and take it all in.
If you're a current high school or college student planning to apply to Caltech, join us in person for a campus visit. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is now offering student-led, in-person tours in accordance with the City of Pasadena and Caltech's COVID-19 rules and regulations.
We also know not everyone can visit in person. If that's the case, start by requesting information. Already on our mailing list? We've got other ways to connect virtually. If you're early in the college search process, we highly recommend registering for one of our Techer Talk webinars.
Focused outreach events
Caltech Up Close 2022 is a program for rising high school seniors graduating in May 2023 focusing on the experiences of students from historically underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds in STEM.
The application deadline for 2022 has passed. The application for Caltech Up Close 2023 will become available in late spring 2023.
The Caltech Summer Preview: Women in STEM is an event for rising high school junior or senior women & non-binary Students who are passionate about STEM and interested in learning more about Caltech's undergraduate opportunities.
We look forward to hosting the Women in STEM event in August 2023.
Our campus by the numbers
Our 124-acre campus is located in historic Pasadena, California. Pasadena is home to rich artistic, cultural, and recreational opportunities including the Rose Bowl Stadium and Tournament of Roses Parade, the Norton Simon Museum, and Armory Center for the Arts, and home to less than 1,000 undergraduate students.
Love numbers? Us too. Here are a few more:
- 124 acres at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains
- 11 student houses & residence halls
- 50+ research centers and institutes
- 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles
- 30 minutes from the beach
- 77-degree average high temperature
- 0 snow days
Planning your visit
To help plan your visit, we've provided maps, directions, parking details, and information about where to stay near the Caltech campus.