Hi Everyone, So I was accepted to Carleton, Bowdoin, Colby, BU, and Brandeis (rejected from MIT, still waiting on CMU and Cornell). I want to study physics in college. I like pretty much all areas of physics so I am not sure which area I will focus on, though I have a great interest in cosmology, theoretical physics, particle physics, relativity, and fluid dynamics. Of the small LACs I got into (Carleton, Bowdoin, and Colby) I am aware that Carleton has the largest physics program. BU and Brandeis of course have much larger/more prestigious programs, but I think I might be more inclined to go to a small school. I would love to hear about what people think of these programs in particular and the general difference between a physics education at a small LAC and a large research university.