Several times on this forum, I have read that potential graduate students in hopes of going into theoretical physics need to perform better on the Advanced GRE and make better grades than experimentalists. Also, it has been mentioned that theorists may not need as much undergraduate research as experimentalists as well.
Exactly how truthful are these comments? Many times, it seems that people are merely speculating. I'm currently a junior (I explained this in my first post--thank you to everyone with helpful comments), and I am planning to go into theoretical physics. In all honesty, I find that the above comments don't make a lot of sense. It as if individuals are saying that theorists must know their physics better than experimentalists. Also, there is current theoretical research undergraduate students can be apart of in REUs, etc. I feel that this would be a necessity for a prospective, theoretical physics, graduate student.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.