I scored a 159 Verbal, 159 Quantitative Reasoning, and a 3.5 Analytical writing on the GRE, and expect a 60th percentile minimum on the PGRE. I have 2 1/2 years of research experience at my university (Virginia Tech) plus a summer research internship at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. I expect to have all A's this semester bringing my overall gpa to 3.41 and my in major gpa to 3.59. I am taking a graduate solid state physics course this semester to show that I am capable of taking graduate courses. My list of grad schools is:
University of Illinois Urbana Champaigne,
University of Minnesota Twin Cities,
University of California Santa Barbara,
University of California San Diego,
Oxford University (England)
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Also, will these schools look at this semesters grades when they decide? My final grades for this semester should be out on the same day as a lot of my application deadlines. I haven't added MIT or Stanford to my list, even though I would like to go there because I don't think I could get in. Thanks in advance for any help.