Where are you from/why did you choose Penn State?
Perhaps this sounds “old fashioned” but I still live in the town where I was born, Rahway New Jersey, a close suburb to NYC. When considering graduate schools, I chose three and was offered assistantships at all of them. Penn State was the most welcoming and really took time to review my portfolio…. PSU also offered me the best grant-in –aid and assistantship opportunity.