Hey. So I have a dilemma. I applied to the Applied Physics program at Rutgers-Newark. I got accepted, but one of my teachers told me that I applied to the wrong campus. He said they have a terrible program and shouldn't even give them the light of day. I felt so terrible. Then he continued to say that I shouldn't feel bad because New Brunswick would have been hard to get in anyway (I think he was trying to make me feel better by saying I wouldn't have gotten into the "right" campus anyway, but I could be overthinking it). So what do you guys think. I know they partner with NJIT, but he thinks they don't have adequate research and resources, too. Ultimately, I want to do optics. The only other PhD programs that accepted me were Notre Dame and Howard Univ., but I wouldn't get a great "optics experience", especially at Notre Dame. They are best to go to for nuclear physics. Someone told me I should go somewhere, then transfer to a better program. I'm not trying to make a sob story, but I've been completely stressed and drained from life since this summer. I've had so much going on, and when I got accepted into Rutgers-Newark, I felt so relieved. I was thinking "finally, something good". But now, I'm stressed out again. Is this something I shouldn't worry about. I know I should be grateful I even got into a school. Sorry if this post was too much. What do you guys think?