Hey all, I just graduated from a small-ish northeastern private liberal arts university known more for it's law and communications departments than it's science education. It's a fairly respectable school but a small physics department, about 50 students in total. I plan on taking a year off and study for the GREs and make some money prior to grad school. Now, I did a fair amount of research, and could easily get some good rec's, and spent most of my undergrad grade-grubbing ending up with a 3.8. I'm wondering if I should start looking at top 10 schools for masters programs (I really don't know what field I'd like to do a PhD in yet) or should I set my sights a little lower since I don't have an ivy name on my transcripts.