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astro/cosmo safety schools?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:41 am
by jones
I'm applying to a lot of top and mid-schools for astro and cosmo, I was wondering about safety schools. Would Penn state be a mid-school or safety? Also, I was thinking about Tufts as a safety school, and wondering if it was worth it - does anybody have an idea as to how good their department is?

Re: astro/cosmo safety schools?

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:55 pm
by noojens
UW-Milwaukee's a good astro/cosmo safety, with a good gravity group in an otherwise lower ranked department: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/physics/research/

Dunno about Penn State or Tufts

Re: astro/cosmo safety schools?

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:18 am
by nathan12343
The UCSC Physics department?

Re: astro/cosmo safety schools?

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:21 pm
by InquilineKea
Bump. I'm interested. All I know is that Penn State definitely ain't going to be a safety this time around (now that NRC has ranked it among the best schools)

Re: astro/cosmo safety schools?

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:55 pm
by rahuldatta
Well last year I had applied to PennState Physics....and was instead accepted by the PennState astro dept....though I did not end up there finally.......I am an int'l student....at least USNEWS ranks PennState at no. 9 in Cosmo......