Daq, it seems like a lot of your research is based off the internet. Its a helpful tool and is great for letting you know things, but you need to do a lot more than just go off of websites.
These websites are going to paint the prettiest picture in the world about their school.
You need to find a way to get in contact with people at that school and talk to them about the pros and cons. I know you may not know people at these schools, but I am sure there is a way you can find ways to contact some of them.