I'm currently applying for grad schools in string theory with an interest in AdS/CFT but am open to fundamental formalisms in string theory. I was trying to decide on a few universities to apply to. I am currently considering University of California Davis and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I like the research done by the professors (according to the description on their website) but am unsure if these are good schools for string theory. Can someone please comment on this if they know. Also, I'd really appreciate it if someone could recommend universities for string theory that may still have their deadlines open for Fall admissions.