Hello I am currently in the midst of filling out my applications to apply to a few colleges and I was wondering is there really a huge difference between state ran schools? I am looking to apply at Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, University of Washington, Oregon State Universtiy, and University of Oregon(for at least OSU and UO I would apply to the honors college and see if I get in). I should be able to get into most if not all these schools fairly easy but I was wondering is there one that is more well known for their physics programs then others or one that will give another type of advantage like internships? I am currently looking at majoring in Physics with a possible minor in programming or math. I know you probably see a lot of threads like this though I just worry a little because I do not have many people to talk to about advice for physics programs in my local area. I have to say,even though I havent posted much on these forums, the posts I have posted and others that I have read have been extreamly helpful so I just feel like saying thank you guys for answers questions from people like me.