Transfer from Syracuse to Northeastern?

<p>I am hoping transfer from Syracuse to Northeastern for Fall 2011. Syracuse is just not the right school for me, and with the tiny(also dangerous) city of Syracuse, the opportunities are limited. Currently, I am in my Spring term as a freshman.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.5
HSGPA: 3.76
SAT: 1150 (CR and QR)-super low =(.
ECs: I have a bunch of ECs from high school (Over 600 hours volunteering at hospitals, Varsity tennis (Captain), President of 2 clubs, Senior class VP, 5 time Science camp counselor, and a list of other clubs.
I have joined a few clubs here at Syracuse, but no leadership.
Major: Either Biology, Psychology, or Cultural Anthropology</p>

<p>What do you think my chances of getting into this school are? I really want to be in Boston. It seems as though the opportunities there are limitless.</p>

<p>You have a great GPA, and don’t worry so much about your sat scores, my friend was accepted with a 1650 overall score, but it can all balance out with your good grades and your involvement. You should definitely try transferring if you are unhappy living in Syracuse… Also, maybe you should look at northeastern’s majors/minors, they have a great ‘selection’, like if you are interested in bio and psychology have you looked at their behavioral neuroscience major? It is very interesting… You could always double major in bio and psych and minor in anthropolgy too…
I don’t know how far syracuse is from boston (I’m guessing about 5 hours by super bus), but you should take a weekend and visit the campus, they are very helpful there, you should schedule a tour and pass by the admissions reception because you can ask questions and they are very helpful.
Good luck!!</p>

<p>I think your chances are pretty good.</p>

<p>Best of luck to you!</p>

<p>Thanks you guys! I am super nervous about this. Especially since they got a record high amount of applications this year!</p>

<p>Would that be a legitimate reason for switching into the school in regards to my essay? </p>

<p>Anyone else have any opinions? Any insight would be awesome!</p>

<p>A friend of mine transferred last year from a school in Ohio to New York and in his essay his mentioned that although the previous school was good, he felt like it didn’t challenge him enough academically as this new school would. He was ‘looking for a different environment’ which would conclusively make him excel more professionally and ect.
I think that what you should do is show a lot of interest in Northeastern in your essay, tell them that you felt like Syracuse was not the right fit for you, you can make it personal however bash or say anything directly negative about Syracuse pretend that it is simply a personal decision and mention how you are looking forward to living in Boston ect.</p>

<p>Thanks Importantindeed. That is some awesome information. Hopefully there are less applicants this year, but I highly doubt that. </p>

<p>I am planning on showing them my mid semester report. Hopefully everything is at least a B+. </p>

<p>haha I guess I am just looking for some hope. If there is any more input, it would be greatly appreciated. =)</p>

<p>What is it that you don’t like about Syracuse? I’ve applied to both schools (Syracuse and Northeastern).</p>

<p>The city overall is pretty depressing. Every time I take the bus through downtown, the lack of people there is sort of sad. Location plays a huge part in my choice of school. Wish I had done more research before applying to Syracuse (location wise). However, the school itself is pretty awesome. The basketball games are like wow. Best time ever. The only thing that I would say is terrible about Syracuse is that when they say greek life is pretty huge here, they aren’t kidding…Over 40% of the students join greek life. There is basically nothing to do here on the weekends except go to frats, which definitely gets old after about a month.</p>

<p>jjcw: You sound like a very mature person! Greek life at Northeastern is minimal. Unfortunately, collegiate sports in Boston is also minimal except for hockey and BC football. Pro sports on the other hand is incredible. But Northeastern and the city offer an incredible experience.</p>

<p>that’s nearly a perfectly lateral transfer. i would be very surprised if you didn’t get in.</p>

<p>jjcw’s statistic on Greek life is an exaggeration. The Greek life percentage here hovers around 20%. And this includes those who are not even part of traditional greeks (i.e Community service and honors fraternities.)</p>