I'm currently a first semester sophomore at a relatively selective Jesuit school, and although I love the campus and have been given some great opportunities here, I'm so disappointed by the academics and how horribly limiting the core curriculum has been for me. I've been considering transferring since second semester of my freshman year because of my hatred of the academics at my current school, however I've never acted on it because I've been doing so well academically here and it would be hard to leave the current positions I hold here (psychology research assistant on track to the honors program, university ambassador, faculty assistant). My question is if the transfer to Barnard would be worth it given my high ranking at my current school and the fact that I'd be transferring in as a junior? I'm also wondering if I even have a shot!
3.7 from an elite Jesuit prep school
some service and leadership positions
680 SAT writing
660 SAT reading
570 SAT math
currently have a 3.9, although this might be lower after this semester (it's been rough and I despise the classes I'm forced to take!!)
I'm also wondering if I could achieve similar success at Barnard? I am looking at going to graduate school for psychology which means earning another research position is non-negotiable, and the one I have now is pretty amazing. I've heard the girls at Barnard are smart and driven which is a little intimidating--I have enjoyed being a top student at my current college!