There is a yahoo group (transferapps) that transfer students list their stats, you should definitely look at that. Most schools your application won't be complete until you have your second semester grades, but a few (WUSTL, Case, Denver, Tulane, GULC, and maybe others) do admit students based upon just 1st semester grades.
Even though the schools are in different states, I would say they are definitly in the same region (aren't they less than 200 miles apart?) so maybe you should just go to the higher ranked one. 80 v. a T3? Plus instate tuition! Yeah I would say definitely Rutgers