I'm going into my senior year at a big public university with a pretty good physics department (very highly ranked graduate program). I'm applying to places this fall for phd programs, and with a low gpa I wanted to see what people thought of getting admitted into decent programs. My major gpa is a 3.3, but I have really good research experience on an international collaboration experiment at a particle accelerator (this is extremely relevant because I want to study high energy physics) and an english major in addition to physics. Im studying a lot for the pgre, so Im hoping to get a good score.
With a low major gpa of 3.3, is it possible to get into some decent programs? Im not sure where these rank because outside of the obvious Harvards and Standfords its hard to get a sense of rankings, but some schools on my list include: Temple University, Northeastern, BU (probably my top choice and a reach), Tufts, Drexel, Brandeis, NYU (reach), Rutgers, Carnegie Mellon. Any thoughts on my chances would be appreciated.