Thanks for the replies guys
nathan12343 wrote:You don't say if you are applying for astronomy or physics, which is it?
I was hoping to go into astro, particularly supernovae/GRB's because that was what my research has primarily been in, although I really don't have a huge preference. I love both, thats why I am getting undergrad degrees in both. From what I can tell, if you lean towards the theoretical side of physics it is tougher to get into schools b/c so many people want to go into that. I don't know if that holds as true for astro but I imagine its probably the same. Either way, I have a little time to decide what is in my best interest since I won't be applying until next fall but its looking closer to astro than straight physics.
Do either of you know what a few good safety schools for me would be? Or anyone in general for that matter? I always hear people say to have a couple safety schools lined up if your bigger schools reject but I really have no idea what the schools are for me, if there are any lol.