I just want to start out by saying this is NOT another "Help me pick..." type thread.
For those of you who have been through the whole graduate school application process, how did you go about narrowing your list of schools you want to apply to? I've already gone through about 4 reviews, and I've managed to cut my list down to 10 programs. That still seems like a lot to me (is it?), but every time I re-review the programs, I can't narrow it down any further. Each program on the list has some curricular element, some studio, some research institute, or some faculty member that prevents me from narrowing the list further.
Is 10 programs too many to apply to? Did any of you have similar problems? How do I pick one program over others when they each offer something uniquely, yet equivocally appealing about them?