I'm currently a high school junior, and I'm highly interested in studying biophysics in college, my eventual goal being to get a Ph.D. in it. Out of all the colleges I've visited, Princeton and the University of Chicago have been my favorite. Which of these schools would allow me the best opportunities (research, close relationship with professors, relevant electives) for eventual acceptance to the biophysics/physics Ph.D. programs of institutions such as Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC San Fransisco, MIT, Caltech, Stanford, Cornell, or Princeton? Posted below is some of the information I was looking at: http://biophysics.uchicago.edu/the-faculty/ http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/physics/ http://physics.uchicago.edu/page/biological-physics http://www.princeton.edu/physics/research/biophysics/ https://ua.princeton.edu/academic-units/department-physics# https://ua.princeton.edu/academic-units/program-biophysics One of the main reasons I'm asking this here is that I can only apply to one of these schools early (I know that I have time to decide). At a first glance, with its biophysics certificate program, Princeton seems better... however, UChicago would likely be easier to get into, and I felt that I "fit" there slightly better. Is either of these schools "better" and is the difference significant enough to affect graduate school admissions for someone who is motivated and will seek out opportunities regardless of where they attend?