Decided to stop lurking and add my anxiousness to the group. I applied to quite the mix of schools (JMU, U of I, Purdue, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, Syracuse, and University Washington) in which I'll be out-of-state tuition at all of them, so funding is definitely going to be a big part of the decision.
I've already been accepted at U of I with funding and tuition waiver. Interviewed with Purdue and will interview with Syracuse. Got the invitation for JMU, but I probably won't be able to go there, as I am currently living outside of the states and couldn't get those days off from my employer. Plus travel time... Sighs. I knew that would likely happen when I applied, but then, you never know, so I tried anyway.
Still waiting to hear back from the other schools and trying not to anxiously refresh the results page too many times during the day...
Best of luck to everyone!