Wow, so SDN is extremely addictive. This can't be good. =P I'm in my second year at UT Austin and I decided to take a break from the sciences. Fortunately, I came in with a lot of hours so I have a lot of room to play with in my degree plan (I'm majoring in Asian-American Studies). I've already completed a year of general bio and general chem with their respective labs. Anyways, I was wondering if med schools look at where you take your sciences. I think there's a general consensus NOT to take any of your sciences at a community college for obvious reasons. The reason I ask is because UT Austin is apparently ranked in the world for umm... everything research-related. As such, they structure all of their classes to train all their undergrads to become research-scientists, so there's so much unnecessary theory that's emphasized. Would it look bad if I took physics (and possibly organic chem) at another four-year institution? Basically... does the reputation of your undergraduate institution play a role during the application process? Last question: I was naive and thought I was going to major in biomedical engineering so I took all my calculus classes (12 hours worth of calc) at my community college... I made straight Bs through them. Do you think this could come back to help or hurt me when I apply? Thanks for any feedback you can give me!!!