I have narrowed my choices down to 2 schools to continue my path to a B.S. in Physics. I am 43 years old and will complete my AS at the local community college. I am very passionate about Physics and Math , however since I haven't used math in 20 years I had to retrain my brain in math. I will finish College Algebra and Trig by the time I am ready to transfer. The choices are Western Kentucky University or University of Kentucky. Seems like UK math requirements are Calculus I-IV then Matrix Algebra, WKU makes you take Calculus I & II, but then breaks their math classes up into courses like Linear Algebra, Multi-variable Algebra, etc. I like both schools, but the three year plans are tight and when I go into the WKU class schedule seems they are lacking in the number of sections that they offer, and time conflicts are an issue, where UK seems to offer more sections in things like University Physics and some of the math classes. I am wanting to continue on after my B.S. in Physics to eventually attain a masters then a PhD in Astrophysics. UK seems to have more research money but the only professor doing any Astrophysics related research is on the subject of Black Holes, but would have to compete with grad students for research slots. WKU has more astronomy contacts with Kitt Peak Observatory, and they have more undergrad opportunities with little to no graduates attending but not as much research money. Also WKU requires Calculus I to be completed before taking University Physics while UK you can be enrolled concurrently in Calc I and take University Physics. Just looking for anything I may have overlooked. Would there be an advantage to going to UK with the it being well-known, or would the WKU setup be more advantageous. I know I am behind in math but I'm not going to let that hinder my dreams.