Hello, this is my first post, but I have been reading for some time now. As my freshman year of college approaches I have had some questions about my future(mainly grad school) which I would like to seek some answers. After reading posts I realize that everyone on this forum is very intelligent and you most likely can provide me with an answer. Heres what I was wondering (sorry if youve answered this question a million times): what is the degree of difficulty of getting into graduate school, say at Yale or Princeton( yeah im thinking way ahead in the future). I will be majoring in physics at Duqusene University and was wondering what these schools look for while accepting students into their graduate program. Obviously a high GPA is required and other groups or organizations look good also(I run cross counrty and Track). I want to make sure when its time to apply for graduate school my transcript will look appealing to these big name schools. Any insight you may have on this topic is greatly appreciated.