My son is interested in studying Applied Math and Physics as an undergraduate and has narrowed down his choices to the University of Chicago, Brown or Cornell. They all seem like wonderful places for an undergraduate education. He tends to like the location of Chicago or Providence a bit more than Ithaca. We are wondering if all of these programs will give him a solid chance at acceptance to a top ranked graduate program. The University of Chicago seems to have a stronger physics program and access to national labs such as Argonne and Fermi. He is also drawn to the open curriculum and applied math program at Brown. I would appreciate any advice you may have.