I am applying to graduate schools this year for a master's degree.
I've read that some universities will reject some "strong" applicants because they believe this student would be accepted by a "top" university and would rather go there.
I am specifically interested in a particular university (which is not considered a "top" university) because their profile in my area of interest is quite strong, and the location is much more preferable as per personal interests.
How do I make sure they won't reject me on the basis that I'd rather go elsewhere?
Is this not even a problem - and I'm worrying too much? Should I mention in my SoP that this university is my "top" choice?