I have been accepted to both RPI and University of Rochester with similar financial packages. I have been given a lot of advice based on things like RPI's location, which is not ideal, and its male to female ratio, which is not ideal either. However, I would like to know which one has the better undergraduate program in physics. They seem pretty equal to me, but I noticed that RPI is not doing REU in 2013. Is this a bad sign? I will want to go to graduate school for physics. Taking that into account, based purely on academics and research opportunities, which would you recommend and why?