Hello Everyone, I will be starting my senior year in high school this upcoming academic year, and I am currently looking into which colleges I would like to apply to. I am very interested in Astrophysics and I had a few questions as to which colleges would be the best to apply to. Now when I say "best" I don't mean "hardest to get into" or "most well known", I mean which colleges will give me the best foundation for pursuing a Master's Degree and even a PhD. I don't think I am a Harvard, Princeton, Caltech, MIT, or Cornell candidate, so please don't list those. Currently on my list are the following: Rice (No. 1 choice), Berkeley, UCSD, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Michigan, and University of Chicago. (I'm not sure if Georgia Tech and Michigan have astrophysics programs, but my counselor put them on my list) What are your opinions about my listed schools? What schools would you suggest adding/deleting? Any suggestions for continuing my hunt? Thank you so much, your help is greatly appreciated!