I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school. I want to study Urban planning (specifically urban revitalization). I would like to get some feedback regarding how competitive some of these programs are. My GPA was right at 3.0, I am taking the GRE next month and I have no marketable experience or education in the field. However, I am familiar with many of the issues being addressed in the field and I feel very confident in my ability to excel immediately in any of these programs. At this point I know that I will be applying to University of Illinois - Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, and the University of Texas. VCU is my top choice at this point because I live in Virginia (price) and I would prefer to study in an urban environment.
Any input you could contribute would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!