Hi all, so I have gotten accepted to two terminal master's programs at two good schools (both Ivies). Price is the same at both. Having a hard time choosing
School A: #1, Extremely prestigious, the name/program would get me a lot of career connections and the school has huge resources. The con is that it is in a city I really don't like or know anyone in, that is quite expensive. I'm worried the adjustment to a new city would affect my schoolwork and quality of life.
School B: The "hometown" school. Was planning on going here but had a terrible visiting day experience-the other admitted students seemed unintelligent, and the current students said a few things that were quite rude. Good name recognition and resources. furthermore, I currently live in and love this city, and am building connections here on my own. The professors seem great. Don't pay rent here.
Having a hard time choosing-the better school in a worse location, or a school i'm not as into in a good location.