Hi I am a 20 year old college student currently studying at my local community college. I am getting the itch to transfer sooner than expected. This coming spring will be my second college semester and I should have 26 credit hours done by the end of May. If I continue with my grades I don't see why I would have a problem transferring to a university by fall 2014. I am looking at colleges now, being located in Texas. I plan on applying to public schools only. The big name universities I can think of are UT and Texas A&M. Either of which I will be extremely grateful to be accepted into. What should I look for in a university when applying for their physics program? Also, does it truly matter if I go to a lesser name school, say UTSA? It's a lot closer to home and I could still live at home and save money. Thank you for reading my post. I appreciate the time.