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California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

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As a private research university that was founded on the premise of learning through discovery, Caltech challenges students intellectually, builds analytical skills, develops character, and cultivates the knowledge needed to inspire and execute powerful ideas.
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  • 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........  more »
  • Amazing facilities only surpassed by the caring individuals that run and work at this university. Beautiful campus. 
  • If you are interested in engineering and science, this is a special place to visit. Big names like Albert Einstein have worked here for a while. In addition to the impressive research is the campus on a beautiful location. The trees and squirrels are everywhere that give it a quiet appearance.
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  • Cal Tech is a truely tree laden place with Jacaranda's and some decent (actually brilliant works of art). This prestigious university is under the careful direction of Dr. Thomas A. Rosenbaum, Physist. I attended a lecture give by Don Pettit titled "The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation." Making my way through the campus---as the orange light was fleeting--- for the eight o'clock lecture held in a building that looked like a "white wedding cake" as described by Michael Brundage (Cal Tech Graduate and Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft ). To me the building looked like "Braut Kuchen mit Mozartkugeln" which is German for: Bride cake with chocolate covered marizipan balls (an Austrian specialty). Dr. Pettit had us wide eyed and forgetting about our stashed Iphones with his Power Point presentation on Zero-G Plasma Circles and the strange effect of rubbing a knitting needle with fur...can you guess what happened? He stressed the varied ways one may view a "Space Photo" and showed us live examples of how linear thinking does not always apply. In space one may want to use "Off the Planet" and "far out of the box" thinking.For problems in space he says there are "no answers at the back of the book" and must be solved in real time. Dr. Pettit pronounced cupola most uniquely as (cup-o-la) and kept interest for over an hour on his amazing adventures in space. Delightful! Funded by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS). Well organized and helpful staff on site sporting smiles and water. Truly enjoyed the lecture and campus. Indy's notable mention: Einstein lived on this campus for three winters, initially in a bungalow located at 707 South Oakland Avenue.
  • It's hard to describe. Several of my colleagues metriculated here, as did several childhood friends. It's the place where smart people go.... smart people who actually intend to send Mars probes to Mars. If you don't intend to send your mars probe to mars, then you go work at JPL and send it off into unspecified space. Cal Tech students get their probes where they're going. Skurve here... FGD.
  • I want to go here I'm 9th and so far so perfect. It's a really safe institute, it's not big as in Stanford so you feel safe... Like a family.
  • I love this campus. You just feel smarter walking around!
  • "Don't worry I can get you into Caltech with one phone call" -Dr. Spencer Reid 'Criminal Minds'