I've recently been accepted into two schools, New York University and the University of Rochester, but I'm having trouble deciding which is best for a future in physics. Financially, they end up about the same (NYU is insignificantly more expensive), so money is not an issue. Rochester pros: Research centric, minimal general education requirements, great astronomy/astrophysics program NYU pros: Name recognition, excellent math department (I plan to double major), better connections, opportunities for research in cosmology and particle physics(?) Ideally, I'd like to go into grad school well prepared to focus on cosmological and theoretical topics, but I realize, in the interest of getting a job, I may have to focus elsewhere. From the perspective of the physics community, which school can give me the best opportunities in my education and opportunities for grad school?