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Questions for RU transfer students, from a prospective transfer

xlizziexxlizziex Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited January 2010 in Rutgers University
Hello! I'm currently a freshman at a top 20 LAC, and not entirely satisfied with my experience here. I'm thinking of transferring for next year, and Rutgers has been one of my considerations. I was wondering if anyone who has previously transferred into Rutgers could answer a few questions for me.

1) What sort of financial aid did you get as a transfer? Also, were you guaranteed housing?
2) How active are the student groups on campus? My school boasts an extensive list of clubs/groups, but I don't really feel like many of them do anything significant.
3) How much is there to do *on campus*? My school is lacking in interesting on-campus activities, and I'm looking for a school that provides.
4) How would you rate the quality of the professors? (I'm considering a major in either journalism or English, if that helps)
5) How has your experience at Rutgers been? In general, and as a transfer student. Was it hard to transfer credits/did the requirements put you behind? My school has no required courses, so transferring to a school where this is not the case might take some adjusting.

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I'm trying very hard to get a good feel for the colleges I'm thinking of transferring to. I apparently didn't do such a good job of that when deciding on a school last year! Anyway, thank you so much for your help!
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Replies to: Questions for RU transfer students, from a prospective transfer

  • oleosmirfoleosmirf Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    Rutgers will not make transfering easy for you and you will not find out what courses transfer until AFTER you are enrolled...

    best thing to do is contact the individual dept directly and find out...
  • MattmoosemomMattmoosemom Registered User Posts: 468 Member
    My son transferred this past fall into engineering. He went to an open house last spring and spoke to one of the deans (I think it was the dean in charge of transfers). She gave him a general idea of what courses she thought would transfer at that time. Many of his courses were accepted, so that he is actually ahead. His courses were not accepted all at once, but gradually over the spring and summer. He also took a test to prove he knew the material. If you are persistent, and knowledgeable about the course content of what you studied at your current college vs. Rutgers' courses, that will help. However, as stated above, he did not know all this information until he enrolled.
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