I have been seeing a lot of exciting research being dished out from Rice University. I've considered that university before but ultimately planned for Rutgers university because of close proximity and prowess in physics and mathematics. But I'm a bit worried that Rutgers university won't foster my potential. After all, research is very important for any physics undergraduate. Any thoughts? Should I opt for a more research acclaimed universities? A bit of background: -I'll be completing my associates in physics next fall semester. -As of this moment, my curriculum consists of Calc II & Physics II [not my only classes of course]. -I'm a bit curious of computational neuroscience so I'll be taking a couple classes here and there in that respective field of study. -I'm planning to research under physics, but I'm also not ignoring the possibility that computational neuroscience might suit me. -Pursuing PhD in Physics & bachelors/masters in math. -Keep in mind that I attend a community college and probably won't apply for "top tier" schools as a consequence.