Im deciding between Emory, UGA and Tulane w/$$. Eventually I'd like to do in-house for a dow or dupont but that usually requires experience. What are your other choices besides catholic? Where did you go undergrad?
I graduated from MIT in 2002 and have been working for a membrane manufacturer since then. (Part of the reason I chose ChemE was to be able to get a job in science/engineering with my B.S. and then decide what to do about higher degrees once I'd gained some experience.) Are you in Georgia now (I'm guessing from your school list)?
For other choices besides Catholic, I would have to apply again next year. It's a long story, but after I turned in two applications I ended up deciding NOT to go to law school, mainly for family reasons. But I didn't withdraw my applications because I thought that would really be a waste, I might as well find out who (of the two) would accept me. GULC dinged me -- 3.3 / 164, should have taken a prep course probably. Anyway, early this month Catholic sent me a scholarship offer that my husband and I felt I couldn't refuse. And since I was only looking at DC schools (and UMd), can't take on a lot of debt, and the community at Catholic really appeals to me, I think (hope) I'll be very happy there.
Whew! Sorry to run on.