So here's the deal. I LOVE physics. I am positively amazed at what the universe has to offer, and would love to learn LOTS more about it. However, I would like to have a job at some point in the future, preferably one that pays well. I enjoy problem solving and math, so a career as an engineer would suit me well. I'm a senior in high school, and have applied to five colleges. I've been accepted to three (with decent scholarships to two of them), and am waiting on the other two (with reasonable certainty that I'll be admitted.) Missouri University of Science and Technology (In state) University of Colorado - Boulder Texas A&M University Colorado School of Mines University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Little to no desire to go here, got roped in with a free app lol) I considered a double major in Physics and a yet-to-be-determined field of Engineering. I was told this was unfeasible. Makes sense to me, but I'm still undecided as to what I should do. Is there a best of both worlds somewhere? Currently leaning to Nuclear Engineering as it seems to be the most "physicsy" of the Engineering disciplines. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. (Cost is a big factor, as my family makes too much for financial aid but I will not be relying on my parents to pay for college.) [I know, first world problems..] I have ruled out Physics at M S&T as I do not believe that can provide the education I desire (in physics), but they seem to be a decent engineering school. Boulder looks too expensive, even with Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship, as does CO School of Mines. But I'd be very very grateful for any input, advice, etc. I'm sort of using this post as a way to work through my thoughts, so I'm terribly sorry if this is a bit long.