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.
Can't make it to campus just yet? Check out our virtual tour. In addition to the virtual tour, we have other virtual visit opportunities for you to get a glimpse of Caltech from anywhere in the world! If you're early in the college search process, start by requesting information. Already on our mailing list? We recommend registering for an online information session. If you'd like to learn more about Caltech through our students, register for a Techer Talk webinar.
Focused outreach events
Women in STEM 2023 was open to all students who are graduating in 2024 or 2025. The program will focus on the experiences of students whose gender identify has been historically underrepresented in STEM, particularly those who identify as female, non-binary, and/or gender expansive. We recognize that our students' lived experiences and gender identities may intersect with their race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geography, immigration status, and more.
Women in STEM 2023 took place August 2-4. The deadline to apply for this year's program has passed. The application for next year's program will be available in Spring 2024.
If you'd like to know more information about WiSTEM 2024 as soon as it becomes available, complete this form.
Caltech Up Close 2023 is a program designed for students of exceptional promise and will focus on the experiences of students from historically underserved backgrounds in STEM. These backgrounds may include but are not limited to sex, gender, first-generation to college, race/ethnicity, low-income, DACA/undocumented, and rural and small-town students.
The application for Caltech Up Close 2023 is no longer available. Access information about the program and the application. The application for next year's program will be available in Spring 2024.
If you'd like to know more information about Caltech Up Close 2024 as soon as it becomes available, complete this form.
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