I am an international student in Penn State, major - Petroleum Engineering, accepted as a transfer student to UT Austin, SHOULD I TRANSFER??? I really don't know, my GPA is 3.97, and i will lose it in case I go to UT, but UT is more prestigious...
also i have a job on campus as math tutor, and have a lot of ECs here, and i really enjoy all that, and money from my job really help me out sometimes, but Penn State is in a middle of nowhere, even though NYC, Philly, Washington and Boston are really close, and I am gonna miss these places!!
If i transfer
disadvantages: lose my 3.97 gpa, lose math tutor job and therefore, an income, gonna miss my friends and my favorite cities!!
advantages: UT Austin more prestigious and have better alum base, better chance to be accepted by big oil companies (that's true according to all my friends graduated from UT and friends from Penn State) and moreover exxonmobil ceo graduated from UT Austin!, also campus and weather are nicer