You and I share similar numbers (3.49, 162), and I am also in Texas and looking at those schools. One of the main factors that I noticed was cost. Even out-of-state costs at UH are much lower than the 38 thou that Tulane charges. In terms of ranking, I think Tulane is higher but negligibly so. One thing's for sure:I'm already sweating thinking about living with the humidity of either place. Have you looked at texas tech or smu, and, if so, what are your thoughts? By the way, good luck in the process.