Physics college match.

<p>I need to make myself a college application list. I have been looking at a lot of colleges, but the sheer number of them is overwhelming. As I’ve read, I should chose a school that fits me and I can thrive in, yet I have not been able to get a good feel for any of the colleges, just bit and pieces of information of them. My indented major and the field I love is physics, non-engineering please. I don’t mind a rural setting; I almost prefer it because I’m from rural West Virginia. Being in the eastern part of the country would also be nice, closer proximity. I’m a senior in the top 5% of my class with a 4.1, I recently took my ACT but I feel I only got a 29-31.<br>
What are some very good physics/science oriented schools that kind of fit my portfolio? Please give me any info on the college you find pertinent, quality of the undergraduate departments/education and setting and so on.</p>

<p>How about Case Western or Lehigh? Case Western gives good financial aid, if you need that.</p>

<p>Have you considered Ohio Wesleyan? The son of one of my friends is very happy with the physics program there. He's currently a senior. He's had great internships that pay well every summer since freshman year. When he applied, he had very high grades, but not a super high SAT. He was given a full tuition merit scholarship. (It was a fixed dollar scholarship, so his family has had to pay for the tuition increases each year.) He's made some great connections in his field, and is planning on graduate school.</p>

<p>I have heard case western gives out alot of aid, what is the college like and how is it's undergraduate departments?</p>

<p>Case Western is in Cleveland (very urban) and has very good (challenging) UG depts.</p>

<p>I agree that Ohio Wes is a good idea.</p>

<p>Case western would be a very good safty school. Iv looked at the Carnegie Mellon University's site and they offer some very intriguing physics classes for undergraduate. Is carnegie's physics department good? I havn't really heard anything about theirs.</p>