Best Colleges That Accept Transfer Students
Transfer students are the lifeblood of some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. Transfer students often come in with more experience than their freshman peers, making them ideal candidates for leadership roles. Plus, they bring with them an already established network of friends and mentors who can help them navigate college life. Whether you’re a current student looking to transfer or someone who wants to start over at another school, here are some great places where you can do it:
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The institution traces its origins to 1746, when the College of New Jersey was founded by Presbyterian clergyman Jonathan Dickinson and other prominent citizens of what would become Princeton Township. In 1812, the College relocated from Newark to Princeton, and in 1856 it was renamed “Princeton University”.
Princeton was one of the first American universities to admit women as students beginning with the class of 1969; this policy was controversial at the time but has since become commonplace among leading American colleges and universities. Today, about 60% of undergraduates are female. While there are no all-male or all-female colleges in America anymore (the last one closed in 1984), select social fraternities still maintain single-gender organizations on campus that can affect your decision whether or not to apply.
College of William & Mary
College of William & Mary is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by the British crown, it is the second oldest college in the United States.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the first institution of higher learning in the United States whose students were free of religious tests. Harvard has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s best universities. In 2018 it was ranked first among all U.S. universities by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for academic reputation, international outlook, faculty-to-student ratio, research impact and papers per faculty member; fourth by QS World University Rankings; ninth by US News & World Report; tenth by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Yale was founded in 1701 and is one of the most well-known colleges in the world. It has an acceptance rate of 7%. Yale’s financial aid program covers tuition, fees, room and board, books, travel costs and miscellaneous expenses. The program is need-based so you can apply for aid regardless of your family’s financial situation.
Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. The college is ranked as the #1 liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and has been named one of the top 20 colleges for a career after graduation (by PayScale).
The transfer acceptance rate for Pomona College is about 60 percent for most majors (including ours), but it does vary greatly depending on what you’re applying to study there—the rate can go down dramatically if your major doesn’t match what they have listed as “preferred.”
Even if you don’t get accepted into this school directly out of high school or community college, it’s still worth applying as an “undeclared” student while taking classes at your current institution because they’ll let you know immediately whether or not they want to take up space on their campus with your presence during that first year as long as there’s room available!
Cornell University is a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. Cornell is a world-class research university, and is ranked first in the US for its undergraduate business program.
The school was founded as an agricultural college in 1865 with an emphasis on scientific farming methods (hence its nickname “the cradle of American agriculture”). It also has strong engineering and science programs that attract many transfer students each year.
It’s important to note that Cornell only accepts transfer students into specific programs—about 90 programs are open to transfers at any given time—but it does accept applications from non-traditional students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.
Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain, it was originally situated next to Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. From its founding, Columbia has accepted students regardless of religious affiliation; however, this policy was not always followed from the first decade of existence. The campus is organized into seven undergraduate schools and six graduate divisions at the university’s main campus (Harvard Hill) as well as two other campuses for medical sciences in Washington Heights and Harlem.
Columbia offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 22,000 students through five professional schools: Business School; Fu Foundation School of Engineering; Journalism School; Law School; Teachers College (graduate education). There are 13 Nobel Prize winners associated with Columbia University including Paul Krugman who won his award for Economics in 2008 while he taught at its Graduate School of Business before moving to Princeton University where he currently works today..
Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. The university was founded in 1924 and has an acceptance rate of less than 15%. Duke offers undergraduate degrees through its School of Arts and Sciences, as well as graduate degrees through several different schools. Many students at Duke also choose to participate in the Honor Code program, which requires them to live by certain values while on campus. These values include honesty and integrity, respect for others’ rights, fairness in all actions and decisions, proper use of time and property; tolerance for differing opinions; personal honesty; maintaining high standards; accepting responsibility for one’s own behavior; caring about other people with whom they come into contact; seeking out opportunities to serve others without expectation of reward or recognition.
Most transfer students are able to receive some financial aid from the university if they demonstrate financial need upon admission into their chosen school/programs at Duke University!
Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, California and was founded by Leland Stanford who was a former governor of California. The school has been around since 1891 and has an acceptance rate of roughly 7% for first-time freshmen.
Stanford University is known for its no-loan policy because they offer generous financial aid packages to those who qualify. This means that students will not be responsible for any loans while attending this university if their family income falls below $125,000 per year (and some can get free tuition). Additionally, there are also many scholarships available that could amount to thousands of dollars per year!
The large size of this school makes it easy for students to find clubs or groups that interest them because there are so many options available here – whether it’s STEM related courses or taking classes about psychology & education…there’s something here for everyone!
Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Established in 1793 and the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of religious affiliation, it is considered one of the most prestigious schools in America.
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It’s known for its rigorous academics, beautiful campus and small student body. According to U.S. News & World Report, the school is ranked #2 in the country (just behind Williams College).
These schools have no-loan policies and generous financial aid, among other benefits.
- The school will use a combination of merit and need-based scholarships to cover the cost of attendance, including tuition, room, board and books.
- You can transfer to any school in the UAH system with no loss of scholarships or financial aid eligibility.
Transfer students may find themselves in a better position than other students to get financial aid from the schools on this list. With their previous college’s financial aid package and no-loan policy, they will be able to take advantage of generous financial packages from these schools. These schools also tend not to have residency requirements, allowing transfer students to stay at home while attending them or live closer by if they prefer another area over where they currently reside.