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What you just said there is the very reason why the rankings make me so angry: They give people nothing but misconceptions. Thirty ranking spots higher means nothing, and I don't fault you for not knowing that. Past the top 25 or 30 schools, the ranking is completely secondary to the location. If you want to be in NYC, RU would absolutely be the better choice. That isn't to say that RU doesn't face VERY stiff competition from a number of better schools in the area, but it would certainly be better than American for that purpose. Again, don't let the rankings fool you. The number means nothing compared to the location once you are talking about anything but the top tier of schools.