Question from an undergrad....

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Question from an undergrad....

Postby BigDave » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:09 pm

hey guys, i had a few questions for anyone in the know.
I am currently a freshman, sophmore by credits at FSU currently enrolled as a physics major. I plan on double majoring in physics and applied math taking physics up to quantum b, particle and nuclear physics and a few other classes of that level. As far as math goes I will take up to Adv Calc 2 and some other classes at about that level. I am getting involved in research in fluid dynamics and will be at least a contribuiting author on a few papers next year and hopefully have one of my own and hopefully again senior year. Will it be possible for me to get into a top teir physics grad school coming from FSU? My GPA should be around 3.85 at the end of the semester and it should stay around there. Standardized tests have never really been a problem. My brother was in the 99th % for the LSAT and i assume I should do ok on the GRE's so my real question is just can I get into Harvard, MIT, Princeton, etc from FSU if I do everything right? thanks......

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Postby Bufalay » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:59 am

It is definately possible. Keep doin what you're doin. Just make sure you get near perfect on GRE math ~800, at least 650? on verbal and 900 on the physics and you should be ok.

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