Hi I am a 24 yr old who has been out of school for a couple of years working at various non-planning related firms. I know for certain Urban Planning is want I want to devote my career to. I am in the process of applying to grad school right now for the Fall 2012 semester. I would like to know which programs are middle-of-the-road as far as admission requirements go since I am about to invest a lot of money and time into this process and don't want to put too much time into something that just isn't going to happen. I really like the idea of going somewhere in the Northwest (Oregon, Portland State, Washington etc..) or the Great Lakes/Upper Midwest (Illinois-Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin), or the east coast (Boston U, New School, Temple, Virginia, or Maryland (Half of my family are Terps!).
-3.04 Cum GPA
-3.45 Finance GPA
-Roughly 2 years of private sector non-planning related experience/ 1 internship with a real estate development firm in Dallas
-Multiple rec. letters from bosses/supervisors/employers
-Working on Academic rec...It has been 2 years since I have spoken to any of my professors!
-Will take the GRE in October. Will most likely score slightly above average, if history is an indicator.
ANY information will help. Thank you!