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Hi! I am a transfer student deciding between attending NYU or Haverford College for Fall 2018 and beyond. I am still waiting on one decision from another university, which I will attend if accepted, but I am kind of expecting to be rejected. Nonetheless, Haverford and NYU are both really great options to have, and I am so excited for the rest of my college experience either way!
I have looked into the academics of both universities, and I am good with all of that. My questions are really about campus life and student culture at either or both of these schools. I'm mostly wondering about being a transfer student and coming into one of these schools not knowing anybody and making friends as a sophomore rather than a freshman. I'm not a super quiet/shy person, but I'm also not really the type to go up to somebody random and start talking all of a sudden either. In theory, the warm/accepting Haverford community that I have read a lot about sounds wonderful and is something that I would love. However, I'm worried that because it's such a small community, everybody will already know most people and have made the decisions about who their friends are and not really look to expand their friend groups. Also, I'm kind of worried because there are very few Haverford transfers. I realize that this will be a struggle at both places, but NYU is significantly larger than Haverford, so I feel like it would be easier to meet more people, and NYU has more transfer students.
Basically, does anybody have any experience transferring to Haverford or to NYU Gallatin? Or know anybody who transferred? I'm really just trying to get more insight as to what I will be walking into next year in terms of culture and student life (and I know that it's going to be varied because everybody is different there are many clubs/groups etc. but like if the vibe of the campus is very closed off and individualistic, as is the case with NYU for the most part, according to what I've heard, then that kind of makes a difference).
Thank you so much, I would really appreciate hearing any experiences about either place if you guys have them. Thanks again!!