Transferring to top undergrad Bschools, do I have a chance?

<p>Hey everyone, I just finished my first semester at Michigan State University as an economics/cs major. I am looking to get into a career in finance, somewhere in a bigger city. I came to MSU because I loved the campus and the environment, but I am now realizing this may not be the most conducive place to start my career - the recruiting here does not look good at all. As a result, I am looking to transfer to another school for the fall of 2012. Here are my stats:</p>

<ul>
<li>HS GPA W/UW/Rank: 3.8, 3.6, top 20%</li>
<li>ACT: 33</li>
<li>Total of 10 AP tests taken, scored in all of them; AP Scholar</li>
<li><p>Several ECs with leadership in HS</p></li>
<li><p>First semester GPA: 4.0</p></li>
<li><p>Rigorous econ/engineering courseload - Gen Chem, Physics, Calculus, etc.; taking similar classes next semester along with an upper level writing seminar, should get between 3.5-4.0 GPA</p></li>
<li><p>Involved in several ECs here at MSU - cultural, technical and political, hold leadership positions</p></li>
<li><p>Interned at a NIH cancer research laboratory for two summers</p></li>
<li><p>Held a part-time job senior year</p></li>
<li><p>Pretty good essays</p></li>
<li><p>Rec letter from Physics I prof</p></li>
</ul>

<p>The schools I am applying to:</p>

<p>Northwestern CAS
University of Michigan LSA
UPenn A&S, SEAS
Emory CAS/Goizueta
Boston College CSM</p>

<p>Do I have a chance at any of these? I've heard transferring into Ross and Wharton is nearly impossible; for Michigan I intend to spend a year in LSA and apply to Ross the year after (would not, and really could not, do the same for Wharton). Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.</p>

<p>I'd stay another year, if you got all A's in college through out, you may have a chance. Right now that HS 3.6 & act 33 is going to be a problem.</p>

<p>Just my 2c.</p>

<p>I thought 33 was a pretty good score. And I understand about the 3.6, but that was through a rigorous schedule as well. About 60% of my high school curriculum was composed of AP and honors classes.</p>

<p>I figure if I don't end up transferring this year, I'll end up wanting to stay here - two years is a good amount of time for complacency to set in. There's nothing inherently wrong about that, but I don't want to lose the opportunities that I have.</p>

<p>kid apply and you will get in your stats are solid</p>

<p>Haha thanks... transfer rates for all those schools are pretty low but I hope I have shot</p>

<p>Why not apply to UVA and UNC? They both have top business schools. You would be competitive and could apply to the b-schools at the end of your second year.</p>

<p>Admission into UVA doesn't guarantee admission into McIntire (rates are pretty low), and the rest of the university isn't really considered a target for recruiters (unlike Penn and NW). I'll look into UNC.</p>

<p>You're only applying to two business departments out of all the schools you listed..</p>

<p>Ross requires a 3 year commitment if you transfer in as a junior you will be on a 5 year plan. BC is not a good value when you look at it's cost compared to finance placement compared to other similar schools.. just some things to keep in mind.</p>

<p>Look at NYU. Expensive yes, but stronger recruitment than BC and emory plus the location is second to none.
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<p>Undergrad Bschools = target schools, should've specified that...
I'm aware of the three year plan at Ross, however I'm instate so I wouldn't really mind. NYU is far too expensive for me.</p>

<p>Bump. Any advice would be appreciated</p>