Hi all, I am looking for advice on what physics graduate programs to apply to. My original list was: University of Maryland - College Park Harvard University Columbia University Caltech Pennsylvania State University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Colorado University - Boulder UC-Barbara niversity of Texas - Austin University of Wisconsin - Madison Ohio State University University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Note: I aware this is a large number of schools, but am really serious about getting in somewhere. My PGRE score has just arrived: 730 :( . Much lower than expected. I need to revise the above list but wonder what are some decent safety schools and "reach" schools given a 730 PGRE. I would like to apply to roughly 4 reach, 5 safety, 3 backup. Some other details: my GPA is 3.8/4.0, and I have done research during 1 summer REU and 1 summer at my school. I want to go into Condensed Matter or AMO. Thanks in advance!