I'm a student in Mississippi in Aerospace Engineering. I received a 157 verbal and a 162 quantitative score for a total of 319. I am slightly below the average score for numerous universities and getting a fellowship or research assistant position would be a long shot at those universities. Would it be best to attend a less prestigious university (UAH, Mississippi State) and receive a fellowship or to attend a more prestigious one (UT Austin, TAMU) and have to pay a lot?
Also, should I retake the GRE? I feel like I did really well in terms of stress and studying. I am honestly not sure how much improvement I can make. I have a 4.0 GPA but do not have any internship experience.