My son was accepted at Cornell, the University of Chicago, UC Santa Barbara, and possibly Columbia for the undergraduate program in physics. He is also waiting to hear from the UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies program. We feel very honored to be accepted in these programs and are having a hard time deciding which would be the best. He is interested in physics and applied math and hopes to earn a Ph.D in one of these fields. We have visited all three campuses and feel that they would all be a great fit. We are especially interested in small class sizes, research opportunities and a vibrant academic community. Can anyone recommend which program would give him the best foundation for graduate school? Thanks!