I'm starting at Rutgers-Newark this fall. I have a very good feeling about it. Yes, it's in Newark, but it's also a commuter school. You just need to park in the garage, walk to class, then walk back. Nobody will send you wandering the streets of Newark...
As far as other things go - it's relatively cheap. I know that I will appreciate not having the obnoxious debt. I am also looking for practical experience, and Rutgers offers that. I also want to study abroad, and Rutgers offers that as well. And most importantly, although people always find something to complain about, I heard a lot of positive feedback about the professors, and that speaks volumes to me!
I'm pretty excited!
Good luck to all!