Hi guys, I don't know if there's any similar thread (I didn't find any, but in case I missed it); if so please suggest them to me. It's time to apply to college again. I personally think particle physics (experimental) would be my top choice (I understand that only phd has the specialized course in this topic that's somewhat why I need some help here), and I know that if I keep that passion during the next few years I will inevitably take phd somewhere. I mainly have 3 concerns: What do I gain or lost in LAC compare to university in the sense of learning physics (please include possible difference including doing experiments and research opportunity, for example in particle physics there is a UM-CERN which looks very nice). More percentage of the physics major students graduated from LACs went on for phd later compare to universities. Is it mainly because LAC provided non-specialized (say, for specific jobs) education so that students tend to continue their studying? If I want to have a decent place for phd in this field, does the difference between LACs and universities matters a lot? Or say, (other than top + specialized STEM LAC like Harvey Mudd College) does the undergrad education in physics in LACs as strong universities. I know I am not speaking perfectly clear, so I will explain if any part is missing. Any clue would help, thank you!