Hi everyone, I have a choice between Stony Brook and Cornell for my undergraduate education in physics and I am at a cross-roads. I want to show my father that I'm a grown man and willing to allow him and his wife to remain financially not-bankrupt so to speak (also not psyched about the student loans). However, my dream is to go to a top 10 grad school and I don't know if Stony Brook has the prestige necessary. I know I sound ignorant as heck, and I'm aware that Stony Brook's physics program is incredible. Anyway, do you guys think that the two physics programs are comparable? Do I have an equal, or only marginally worse, chance at getting into a top grad school? Thank you guys so much, I love this community, PF forums have helped me so much in the early phases of my physics self-study.