Hello, I am a high school senior in the US who was recently admitted to read physics at Oxford. Since my eventual goal is to get a PhD at a top university in the US, I'm not sure whether to go or not. In terms of education received and research opportunities I don't think there will be a difference from top American universities. However, I have the feeling that undergraduate programs in the US are partly designed to help students get into US grad schools, and I'm sure how much I would be missing out. Also, while I am a US citizen, I am not sure if I will be considered "international" and if that will make grad school admissions harder. Another option is to stay in the UK for graduate school. This isn't a bad idea, and if I get a first class degree at Oxford along with some research experience I should have at least a decent chance at Cambridge or Imperial. However, since there is no guaranteed stipend the way there is at American graduate schools, I am a bit concerned about funding. Also, in that case will I be considered an international student? (If it matters at all; i.e. is it harder for internationals to get funding?) Obviously my choice will depend on which American universities I get in to. That doesn't come out until two months from now, but this is a major decision so I need to start thinking how. I think I will choose the most elite US schools over Oxford, but I'm not sure over say, Oxford vs. Berkeley or Cornell. (If I get to make the choice.) A side note: grad school prospects are basically the only reason why I'm debating whether to go to Oxford. I'm okay with living in a foreign country and my family doesn't qualify for financial aid at US colleges so finances aren't a problem. However, if you have anything else to say, feel free to do so. Thanks.