I have been accepted into UC Merced and UT Dallas and am having a tough time deciding between the two.
Here are the offers:
Field - Not sure; probably biophysics since there are so many people there doing it.
Funding: 28k for five years guranteed
Pros: Funding; young department (only 15 years old)
Cons: Young department
Field: Not certain; have talked to an exoplanet Prof. and he is interested
Funding: 19k per month and summer not guranteed
Pros: Exoplanet research or well established materials science group
Cons: Low funding
How do I decide?