I am a junior in high school and am beginning to evaluate different colleges to see which one I want to attend. I want to be a physicist so a good physics program is mainly what I am looking for in a college. I have heard that most undergrad colleges provide a comparable education and that the main factors that change are things like research opportunities and elective courses. Is this true? As far as college choices go, MIT is at the top of my list. If I cannot get admitted there (which I know is quite likely), I will probably go to a nearby engineering school that has research opportunities for physics undergrads (TN Tech, if you are interested). Does this sound like a good plan? Sorry for the long post, and thanks in advance for any responses.