So I'm at a medium sized public liberal arts college in the Southeast, best known for its football team - and not being a huge school, it's not even in the top division for that. It's got a smaaallll physics department that spends a large percentage of its time teaching intro classes to Ed. majors. It's been improving, but is going to be probably unheard of outside the Southeast.
There's no grade inflation here in math or physics, which really hurts. I watched about 80% of the students in one of my freshman math classes fail horribly, and a lot of people wash out of the physics department into something easier, like economics.
I'm a triple major - math (concentration in physics), physics (concentration mathematical physics), and philosophy - with the following specs:
GPA 3.4 overall, about the same in physics, about 3.6-7 for math.
GRE Physics 770 from the november test (72nd percentile).
Graduating in five years overall.
Few honors - dean's list a couple times, math modeling contest participant, MAA member, a senior honors thesis in mathematics and maybe one in philosophy this spring, so I'm on track to graduate with honors in mathematics and philosophy. I took the Putnam and did very well (almost certainly 30-45), but I won't get scores back until March, so that's not much use...
I'm looking towards theory/mathematical physics. Could do computational. Faculty in my departments don't know me all that well because I've spent my time running around between three of them. Advice? What are my chances if I aim high? I'm kinda worried about the numbers here, and the lack of any undergraduate research in the field of physics