Group Tours: Designed for prospective student applicants
Caltech’s impact on STEM and society is beyond what is expected of an organization of its size. The Institute is small, with 916 undergraduates -- all selected for their quality and potential. Few institutions encompass such a concentration of intellectual talent, drive, and creativity in an academic environment emphasizing freedom of inquiry and fearless innovation.
HOW THE INSTITUTE'S SMALL SIZE IMPACTS A CAMPUS VISIT
As an intimately-sized, research-intensive Institute, we ask visitors to understand that the academic well-being of our students is our utmost priority. Therefore, in order to uphold the privacy and safety of our academic community, our ability to accommodate group tours is extremely limited.
In addition to the limitations of our size, our schedule is impacted by our staff travel schedules, Admissions Committee meetings, as well as our students' mid-terms, final exams, and recess/break schedules. To that end, we are unlikely to accommodate group tour requests made for the following months: February, March, April, September, and December.
WHO BENEFITS FROM A CAMPUS VISIT TO CALTECH
A campus visit is designed with prospective student applicants in mind who are currently in high/secondary school or college-aged students seeking to apply for transfer admission. Students who visit should be inclined to apply to a small, STEM-focused, research-intensive undergraduate program.
Before you request a visit, we strongly advise that you review our academic requirements in order to be eligible for admissions, and Caltech's incoming class profile.
These visits are not beneficial for students, groups, or organizations who are seeking general information about a STEM education. A Caltech education is widely considered a specialized undergraduate experience for students seeking a highly rigorous STEM education.
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