We are in the same boat. SAT testing is complete and our son is starting the application process. We are supporting him but he is responsible for preparing and sending applications. Looks like he will apply to five schools: Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Clemson Syracuse Virginia Tech We have visited Georgia Tech and Clemson and he liked both though preferred GT's urban campus. Will visit Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech this fall. Not sure about Syracuse but he wanted to include a northern school. We will visit in January so that he can fully appreciate winter in New York. Likely to come down to GT, Vandy and Clemson (the state school option). Any thoughts on these schools is appreciated.