I need some help. I got rejected/waitlisted from all my top choices. Now I'm trying to decide between those two programs.
Pros: rank (28th), stipend (28K/year for 5 years), location
Cons: department and current students don't seem very supportive or friendly
Pros: attention and support from students and facluty
Cons: rank (36th), stipend (17k/year for 4 years), location
Although I originally wanted to go to CUNY, I don't know if I like the department culture there. Some people work outside and students have to teach their own class