hi, i'm currently a junior in a very competitive public hs in MA. i want to pursue a degree in physics and eventually a PhD in physics or astronautical engineering (MIT hopefully!) i wasn't a stellar student in HS mostly because i didn't care my freshman year and i had some personal issues this year. but anyways, these are my stats so far- 4.0 weighted (out of 5.0) 3.3 uw 2100 SAT taking subject tests in Math2 and Chem in may 29 ACT, 30 eng, 31 math only 2 non-honors classes in HS, one ap this year and 3 senior year my ec's aren't great but they have depth: i've played basketball year round on different teams for all of HS, didn't make varsity but played aau (similar to club teams for soccer) in both the spring and fall for all of HS, making up about 12-ish seasons of basketball and i've worked 15-20hrs a week on average since Aug 2009, sometimes more member of a couple clubs but nothing big and sadly thats it for the most part right now, my top choices are probably Vanderbilt, USC, and William & Mary, although i don't know for sure if those are worthy schools of shooting for for physics or not. Also on my list are Boston U, Elon, Richmond, Illinois U-C, VaTech, McGill, and my guidance counselor said i have a great shot at Washington & Lee although somehow i don't believe that So if anyone has any other schools i should shoot for for a degree in physics and a chance to make it into top grad schools, i would love to know!