Rutgers Newark is not easy to transfer out of. They also don't rank which adds to the difficulty. I don't think jobs in NYC are out of your reach if you attend Drexel. Drexel alumni will be supportive in NYC, and again, you will get far more attention from the school and career services than at Rutgers. Believe me Rutgers is a state school with a chip on its shoulder.
I've talked to several people who have transfered out of Rutgers. I'm aware that they don't rank, but its my understanding that that isn't a hinderance because a) schools can tell by your GPA vs. the curve, b) they admit their top 10% into Order of the Coif and that, therefore, ranks you, & c) upon request they can figure your percentile which also works. I do agree that jobs in NYC might not be out of reach for a Drexel graduate, but nonetheless major NYC firms recruit out of Rutgers and don't from Drexel. Whats more, none of Drexel's co-ops extend into NYC so that advantage is gone which leaves it at a severe deficit, in my opinion, in employing in NYC versus Rutgers-Newark. That being said, I'm not certain I necessarily want to practice in NYC over Philly, but I can't help but feel Rutgers overall opens more doors, in more fields, in more areas than Drexel (at least for Drexel's first class).
I'm curious though, abffrance. I have a lot of faith in their program, but I think I have legitimate and objective doubts. Its clear that you don't share my doubts in the least. Did you face a similar decision and come to some conclusion that I haven't reached yet? Are you attending Drexel? It just seems like I'm getting some fairly one-sided feedback from you and I'm just curious if you know something I don't.