The "overall grade" is skewed on account of the high cost of living (especially in relation to what the town/region have to offer culturally, socially, etc.). Student housing is as one would expect, but is strangely as expensive as housing in large cities like DC, Boston, or NYC, which is frustrating because the university subsidizes the cost of student housing, so off campus housing cost in the town proper is quite prohibitive. In terms of faculty support, workload, competitiveness, etc., these all vary according to field, faculty members, etc. I would recommend communicating with students in the field for advice on specific advisers. I think compared with other graduate programs in the same field, this one really is stellar. You will be supported with a generous stipend and can access a lot of resources, and although the town itself isn't that great, there's beautiful nature to be enjoyed in the region, and if you need an escape, NYC is very easily accessible by train, and Philly isn't too hard to get to either. With that said, educate yourself about the job market, about academic culture and the particulars of the socialization process, and so on, but also know what is important to you of the above categories.
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