Hey all, I am looking for some advice about what school to attend for undergrad in physics. Here is my list thus far: UC Berkeley Cornell Rice Notre Dame UIUC UT austin UCLA UCSB Umich UF Here are my stats: First year at community college, but I earned 43 credits in High school so I am a little ahead even though I took a gap year as a sophomore 4.0 college gpa, but I think I am going to get a b in calculus 2 this semester:/ 3.95 High School GPA (unweighted) SAT math:730 SAT CR:670 SAT Writing: 540 ACT: Taking next week Honors at CC with Phi Theta Kappa Paid+volunteer Mathematics/ elementary physics Tutor at CC Good chance of getting recommendation letters from head of honors department and head of math department, perhaps head of science department as well. I realize that a lot of these schools are out of my reach due to lousy SAT scores, but I was wondering if this list was okay, or if I should not even bother applying to some of them. I added UF because it would be in state, and Notre Dame because of their overall academic quality and financial aid. I am not from a particularly well off family so loans would be necessary for the out of state public universities. My overall goal is to get into a research position as a physicist. Any advice is appreciated! I am first gen+homeschooled so this is all pretty new!