Ok, I'm getting to that point of finalizing the ROL. But I'm stuck between #1 & #2. This may be a silly question, should one choose a program that is mid/low tier but is the place I'd like to go the most, or should one go with a top tier program that may be a less desirable place to live but whose reputation is awesome? I guess what I'm asking is does a programs reputation make that much of a difference when it comes down to getting a job in the real world? I don't really have an interest in pursuing an academic career, hell i just wanna get out, start working and hopefully get paid . thanks for any input....GOOD LUCK ALL with the match!!!!!!!!