Hey folks! In need of some advise here. I have got a few offers for PhD from USC, Oregon State, U.Maryland AMSC and Indiana University. My choice has narrowed down to the final two. I am focused on Applied Math and have a chance of working with a renowned person at IU, but the overall department at UMD is also looking like a great fit.
What worries me is the 18% completion stat of UMD vs 48% in IU (Phds.org). Is this an accurate statistic, and should I be worried of the same? My preference goes to future opportunities and success over ranking.
Money is not critical to my current decision, but there is a difference in the stipend(even after living cost consideration).
What other things do I need to consider before deciding? Please help me narrow down my choice.