Which would you take? Penn State: -Grad program in Mat. Sci. Ranked 7 -$4,800 stipend -$500 travel -free housing -In the middle of no where Penn: -Grad program ranked 16 -$4,000 stipend -Working under department chair (future letter of rec?) -No travel stipend -No housing stipend -In the middle of Philly If you could give me your input I would really appreciate it. I can't decide, the only thing thats stopping me from choosing Penn State is the possible letter of rec from a department head. How much weight would that carry in grad school apps?