So I just got accepted into the master's program at Brown (still awaiting my result for Northwestern, but if I get accepted, I'm going to have a very hard time choosing between the two).
Both CS programs are equally ranked in the US news report, so I can't really judge much from there.
I don't know how much weight attending an ivy league school is in the computer industry, but it's bound to be at least somewhat impressive right? I haven't visited the Brown campus, but I've been to Providence several times and I like the city.
Same can be said for Chicago though. Another factor is that my boyfriend for 2 years is in a PhD program in Chicago, so I would like to be close for him, but I'm not going to choose a school entirely based on a guy.