« on: July 18, 2009, 08:45:10 AM »
Neither name is going to carry you outside of NJ and PA. Deciding based on the name is a terrible idea.
I'd go to the school that's cheaper. Can you get in-state tuition at R-C? If so go there.
Yes, the OP should go to the cheaper school, unless the OP definitely prefers to live in one state over another (or wants to live near Philly; R-C actually might have more pull there than PSU).
From what I remember, Penn State doesn't offer an in-state tuition discount to anyone (even PA residents) and is essentially run like a private law school.