Before I begin, I would like to make it clear that I am only a Junior in high school, so I have at least a little time before any important decisions need to be made about college. As such, this post will likely contain a good number of "what if"s. I am, of course, interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree in physics. Essentially, my questions boil down to this: are prestigious universities worth their weight in gold? More specifically, how would a well-known Ivy League school (or a suitable equivalent) compare to UT, where I would get in-state tuition and probably incur less debt? How much do their academic environments differ, and how differently are they viewed by graduate programs? Does anyone know more specifically how good UT's undergraduate physics program is? On an at least somewhat related note, I am also interested in computer science (though less so than physics). How advantageous would it be for me if I were to dual major and obtain an undergraduate degree in computer science? Would doing that increase my chances of acceptance to a good graduate program (not to mention the obvious benefits it would net me employment-wise)? Thank you all for your time and consideration.