Tough question. All PA programs have a very specific set of rules they must follow to stay accredited. So obviously, pick an accredited program. If you are ok with living in a larger city, I'd choose on there. Sometimes in smaller areas finding enough places for practical rotations can be a problem. I'd also check to see how many programs are in the area. Try to choose somewhere there is only one if possible. After you pick a few places, call the program, they usually have student contacts you can reach out to.