So, this topic might have already been covered at some point in SDN. But since I am relatively new, I am interested to know what you guys think. Hypothetical situation: (1.) You are accepted to a highly ranked school with great reputation/stats/etc. but it is in a miserable city/location, and (2.) You are then accepted to a school that is not as spectacular reputation-wise (say, 30 US News slots lower), but it is in a location in which you love and would be very comfortable spending four years of your life. Which one would you pick?