I'm going over program options for where I want to study, and Wayne State Uni in Detroit, MI is an option.
Considering if all goes to plan I'll be spending several years wherever I go to grad school, Detroit should be avoided given its economy, right?
Part of my reason for applying to grad school in this discipline was to take some risks and accumulate all sorts of new experiences, and for that reason my non-negotiables are (1) good fitting program and (2) lively metropolitan area. (I've already done the rural canoe-tripping/hiking/played soccer with random African villagers... I want a big, lively city for my time in grad school.)