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Do you know Good schools for Pure math and/or physics theory? Please Help.

  1. Nov 17, 2012 #1
    Do you know Good undergrad schools for Pure math and/or physics theory? Please Help.

    Hunting for colleges, I'm a definite pure math or theoretical physics major. To give you an idea of my academic standing: MIT would be a stretch, U Penn is a mid reach, Brown is a low reach, Northeastern is a match, Penn state and U Conn are safeties. So I need good school somewhere in this range, from low ivy(Brown, Dartmouth, cornell), to good public schools. I realize the obvious ones(MIT, UChicago, Princeton, Harvard), but these would also be far reaches except Uchicago. I've also heard Brown is good, U Penn is good, Penn state and Uconn are respectable, I included northeastern for a point of reference. Any advice is greatly appreciated :) !!:biggrin:
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2012 #2
    I'm just curious, but how did you come to the conclusion about which universities are within your range, which are not etc.? You can never really know these things until you apply and see if you are accepted or not, since universities accept a range of students. You may have some vague idea, but that doesn't really help.

    Also, as far as I know, there isn't really an undergraduate degree in theoretical physics, there's only a physics undergrad degree.

    If you have any interest in such things, you can look at university rankings.
    http://www.university-list.net/us/rank/univ-20130001.html
    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

    There only seems to be a specific physics or maths ranking for graduate degrees, not undergrad:
    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankings...-schools/top-science-schools/physics-rankings
    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankings...ools/top-science-schools/mathematics-rankings

    But you can do some research on google yourself.

    Anyway, these rankings must be taken with a pinch of salt, they are not the final word, of course.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  4. Nov 20, 2012 #3
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