Hi, this is my first post on this forum, but I'm definately a longtime lurker. I am looking for advice regarding my post high school schooling and have a couple questions for you guys. I think it's important for you to know my situation, so as of now I have a 710 on the Math and a 660 on the Verbal portions of the SATs. I do well and school and am enrolled in the top courses offered. I'm most interested in Cornell and UPenn, but realize the competiveness of these schools and am also looking at Rennselear, Villanova, UMass Amherst (i live in MA) and Syracuse, as well as some others. Here are my options as I see them. I want to study physics, but am worried about carreers, so I see engineering, even though physics is what I love I can see engineering as being enjoyable also, but more rewarding. Physics leads me to believe I'd need at least graduate school, which is more money, so physics at UMass seems to make sense. I don't really like the social aspect of technical schools, but really love the academics. However, I like the social and academic aspects that Cornell and UPenn have to offer. As you can see I'm very divided and confused. Any input would be very appreciated.