Will A "Good" Undergrad Program Help? This Fall I'll be starting my freshman year at the University of Chicago as a prospective physics major. From what I can tell, research opportunities for undergrads are pretty good and the faculty are good as well. But what I want to know is, will having gone to a "good" school like UChicago really help come grad school? Will it give me even a small boost? Or is the boost that a "good" school gives solely found in the undergrad research opportunities that it allows one to pursue? Sorry if this post comes off as entitled, but I'm curious! This forum has surprised me many times before, and made me a bit less starry-eyed about the future, but as long as it's realism and not pessimism... Thanks in advance!