Hi, I recently got offers from Penn State and Umass Amherst for a physics PhD. I am in a bit of a dilemma because I really liked the Umass campus and area and there was a professor who reached out to me and offered me a position and he seemed like a nice guy and I thought his work was interesting and his grad students said he was a good adviser. I then found out that Penn State is much higher in ranking than Umass and has a bigger and more diverse department. There were two professors that offered me positions at Penn state and they seemed like good advisers, it just seemed like they had a lot more students and responsibilities so I might be getting less guidance from them compared to the guy at Umass. I'm just wondering if you guys have any thoughts on whether I should disregard all of the other stuff and just go to the more prestigious school or consider Umass for the aforementioned reasons. I find it really hard to judge what a school or lab is going to be like after seeing it for such a short time.