Okay. Here's the deal. And I'm really, really starting to freak out about it. I applied to TWO schools for my undergraduate- UTA (a branch of UTAustin in Arlington) & Columbia University. I only applied to two because 1) my parents were making me go to the one 8 miles away (UTA) because it's cheaper & close to home and 2) the only reason I applied to Columbia was for the satisfaction of getting in, even though I knew there was no chance in hell my parents were going to let me move from Texas to NYC. SO ANYWAYS. Right now I'm attending UTA- and I'm very disappointed. My dream school is Columbia, and I'd kill to go there for medical school. I really would. But I'm so afraid that there's no chance in hell I'll be accepted because I go to UTA, a not very famous university. So my question is... what do you think? Should I transfer to UT which is definately more known, or stick with UTA? My major concern is simply that going to UTA, even with a high GPA once I apply to med school, will be a major factor in my not being accepted into some of the top medical schools I'm aiming for. So many kids from UTA get into UTSouthwestern because it's our neighbor and state school... but I really want to get out of Texas. I guess I'll take any medical school I can get, but I just want your opinions Thanks guys.