(Also posted on transfer board)
I am currently at a Seven Sisters college, and I'm a second semester freshman. I am entertaining the idea of transferring because, while I love the academics and extracurriculars at my school, I hate the living situation and I feel trapped in the small area that is campus and the immediate surrounding parts of town. I would be looking for an urban campus where it's easier to "escape." I am looking at several schools in New York City, but Barnard is my top choice. I have a few questions regarding transfer admissions.
1) I know that Barnard, like most schools, is need-aware with transfer admissions. As someone who currently pays only somewhere around $20k for college, would this negatively impact me? Or does need-aware really only impact students needing closer to a full ride scholarship? (I know this is kind of hard to say, but do you have a sense of how that policy actually plays out?)
2) As someone coming from an already competitive school with a 3.85 GPA (I expect it to be higher after spring semester too) and a 2270 SAT, and assuming my essays would be decent, do you have any idea what my chances might be? (alternatively, do you know how competitive transfer admission is compared to freshman admission?)
3) Do you think having attended another Seven Sisters school would help me from an admissions standpoint? (Just curious)