hey all, I'm entering my junior year as an undergrad, hence looking forward towards grad school studies. At the moment, I'm attending san francisco state and have a 4.0 in my major with a 3.7 overall. I'm working toward a BA in physics and a BS in mathematics, both to be completed in Spring of 2009. Obviously I haven't taken GRE's, but am confident I'll do well. Also, I have had some opportunity (and will continue) to work on research projects with my professors. I'm very happy with the academic programs at SFSU, but am aware that it does not have a top name/rating in my field. I am wondering if (and to what extent) this will weigh against me when applying to PhD programs. Secondly, I will be twenty-nine when I graduate, and while I am familiar with the "does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, etc." clause, but I am wondering if this will negatively affect my chances of admissions. Anyone who can offer insight/opinions.... I highly appreciate it. Thanks.