I asked a few months ago but didn't get a response so i'll try again :) I'm considdering going to USA for one year as an exchange student, but i must admit that my motivation for it is less then academic. I'm picking it almost solely because i want to train in USA, and my coach there has a school on Orange County. So i was thinking about going to University of Calfornia, Irvine. But although my motivation and choosing of school isn't really because of the academics, i nontheless want to be going to a school that's horrible. So i was hoping you guys could either tell me from experience, if UCI has a good reputation for their physics program, or perhaps point to some reputable ranking page. From my googling about this it seems that UCI is not considdered bad, but i haven't found anything concrete about their physics program, it's mostly general about the school. P.S. While i AM mostly considdering UCI because of it's location, i am willing to considder other schools in south california since there are good gyms in pretty much all of socal, but not being close to Irvine would mean i'd have to train somewhere else and switch coaches which i'd rather not :/ But like i said, if you know of other schools there that have a really good rep then i would considder it. Caltech IS an option my school offers, but they only take exchange students for one semester.