### Where Should I apply?

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**Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:09 pm**I am currently a senior at a small private school in New York.

I am interested in pursuing physics as a graduate student, specifically thinking about astrophysics/astronomy or quantum.

These are my current stats:

Major: Mathematics (Pure)

Minor: Physics, Computer Science

4 Year University GPA: 3.89/4.00 (Junior & Senior Year)

2 Year University GPA: 2.50/4.00 (Freshman & Sophmore Year) ... I had a rough start...

Awards: 2 Scholarships for Excellence in Mathematics at Home University, Pi Mu Epsilon Member

GRE Scores:

Q: 159 (70%)

V: 151 (51%)

W: 3.0

Will take the Math and Physics GRE in September and October.

Research: 2 years of research with chair of math department in applications of linear algebra and Non-Euclidean geometries

1 year of research with physics professor in astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution. Partly studying the CGM surronding a galaxy, to try to discern a pattern for patchiness when probed for lyman-alpha absorption. Then measuring spectral analysis obtained from radio telescope to determine the heliocentric velocity, flux, and other characteristics of a given galaxy.

Summer participation in ALFALFA Undergraduate Research Team Workshop.

I am looking for opinions on what my safety schools and such should be since my GPA from my 2 year college is so low.

I am interested in pursuing physics as a graduate student, specifically thinking about astrophysics/astronomy or quantum.

These are my current stats:

Major: Mathematics (Pure)

Minor: Physics, Computer Science

4 Year University GPA: 3.89/4.00 (Junior & Senior Year)

2 Year University GPA: 2.50/4.00 (Freshman & Sophmore Year) ... I had a rough start...

Awards: 2 Scholarships for Excellence in Mathematics at Home University, Pi Mu Epsilon Member

GRE Scores:

Q: 159 (70%)

V: 151 (51%)

W: 3.0

Will take the Math and Physics GRE in September and October.

Research: 2 years of research with chair of math department in applications of linear algebra and Non-Euclidean geometries

1 year of research with physics professor in astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution. Partly studying the CGM surronding a galaxy, to try to discern a pattern for patchiness when probed for lyman-alpha absorption. Then measuring spectral analysis obtained from radio telescope to determine the heliocentric velocity, flux, and other characteristics of a given galaxy.

Summer participation in ALFALFA Undergraduate Research Team Workshop.

I am looking for opinions on what my safety schools and such should be since my GPA from my 2 year college is so low.