Deciding between Universities: UCSB, penn state, northeastern & virginia tech
I got accepted into 5 schools; Hofstra (with a $19k grant), Northeastern (with a $10k grant), Penn state, Virginia tech and UCSB. The problem is that I can't decide between the last four (all of them excluding Hofstra) and I am planning to study physics. So which school would you recommend knowing that I care about academics and reputation the most. Could you please give me reasons for your choice and if there are any disadvantagese that any of these schools have that might seem significant to me. Also money is not a factor in my decision. Feel free to comment on any other aspects concerning these schools. I will be grateful for any opinion that you can give.