Over the past summer, I have really fallen in love with Physics. It is the most beautiful of subjects and I am pretty sure I want to pursue it as a career. Here is the problem i am facing right now...I am currently a senior in high school and although my grades and sats/acts are alright (3.7 Unweighted, 2040 SAT, and 32 ACT) they are not good enough to get into a top-notch university like Stanford or Berkeley, yet I am almost positive I can get into UCSB, which has a really good physics program. The question I ask is should I go to UCSB straight out of high school, where i have opportunities to work in labs and intern, or should i go to a CC and transfer after two years(maybe one because i have already taken 5 college courses as well as multiple A.Ps) to a better university like UcB or Caltech (since i live in Pasadena, and they have an agreement with Pasadena Community College)??