Neural Engineering Schools and Such

<p>I am looking into PhD programs for neural engineering, and have found several schools that are doing research that interest me. Here is the list of schools I've found thus far:</p>

<p>University of California -- San Diego
University of California -- Berkeley
California Insitute of Technology
Yale University
Rice University
Duke University
Georgia Tech
Johns Hopkins University
Boston University
Northwestern University
Purdue University
Columbia University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanford University </p>

<p>I tried not to look at prestige when looking at the schools, I pretty much based my research for them off of articles I found interested through pubmed; however, after looking at the list, I'm thinking it may be too difficult to get into these schools. I will have my name published in two articles later this year, but they are in orthopedics, not neural engineering. </p>

<p>Anyone have any ideas of what schools would be 'easier' to get into? Wanna have a lot of options. </p>

<p>If you wanna know: I haven't taken the GRE yet (taking in July) and my undergrad GPA is 3.51 in biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman.</p>