Hello, I'd like to ask you all for some help in narrowing down my college choices. I plan on majoring in physics, most likely regular physics as opposed to applied physics, with maybe a double major in applied math. I live in the Illinois and here's a list of colleges I'm currently looking at: U of Chicago U of Michigan (Ann-Arbor) Purdue U (West Lafayette) U of Wisconsin (Madison) U of I (both Urbana-Champaign and Chicago) Northwestern U (Chicago) I'm also somewhat considering U of Florida and Caltech. I got a 33 composite ACT, i'm in the top 10% of my class, weighted GPA of about 4.3, and I have a very rigorous schedule (6 AP classes this year), though my extracurriculars and volunteer work are not exactly up to par. I'm not too worried about cost, class size, etc., I'm more interested in the quality of the physics departments. Any helpful comments or insights are greatly appreciated.