I have been in Michigan my entire life and I am sick of this state. I want to go to grad school to study physics (I am interested in photonics and solid state device physics) somewhere in California...somewhere in one of the nicer areas of Cali (So Cal?) My stats are a 3.5 GPA, double major in EE and physics, and I will have 2 semesters of REU experience at Wayne State U's smart sensors and integrated microsystems lab by the time I apply (I probably won't end up publishing anything). I also had one semester of industry internship experience at an automotive safety engineering firm. I'm not sure what my GRE scores will be. Can someone point me to some good universities in Cali in one of the nicer areas that would be in my league? I am doing my ugrad at a smaller university and I went to a very very small HS, and I'd like to go to a larger graduate school just to get the experience. Any advice is greatly appreciated.