Hey everyone, I am wondering if anyone can give me an idea of which physics PhD programs I should be looking at. I am a bit confused about which programs I would be competitive for. I have read things about how ranking and "minimum gpa" requirements are misleading when it comes to admissions. I am a double major in math and electrical engineering with a physics minor. Also, I go to a small, relatively unknown, liberal arts college and plan to have 2 good letters of recommendation and 1 average one from a professor whose course I did well in. I should also note that my physics courses for my minor include classical mechanics, Electrodynamics, QM, Stat-mech/thermo, optics, and modern physics. I just want to know if anyone has any idea of the type of schools (i.e. "stick to schools ranked 70-100" etc.) I should be applying to or if I am even competitive enough to be accepted to any PhD programs. By the way, I would be applying for experiment HEP or condensed matter. Thanks for any feed back! GPA: 3.3 Physics GPA: 3.6 GRE: Verbal: 153 Quant: 160 Writing: 4.0 Physics GRE: 800 Physics REU doing experimental HEP Coauthor on a small paper with a professor at my school.