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Which of the following colleges could I transfer to?

SamCaldwell2012SamCaldwell2012 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
edited November 2012 in Transfer Students
So I'm currently at Centre College in Kentucky. It's a (VERY) small liberal art school. usnews last year had it ranked at #42 national liberal art colleges, so I'm not transferring from a CC.

High school stats:

3.86 UW GPA
29 ACT
Rank: 5/109

Was an official in National Honor Society, volunteered with the humane society, along with other school clubs.

I worked at a chemical plant (Dow Corning) from Aug. 11-Aug. 12 in the quality assurance lab as a lab technician.

The AP classes I took:


- AP English Comp (3)
- AP US History (3)
- AP Chem (1)
- AP Biology (1)


- AP Stats (3)
- AP Calc (3)

Obviously science isn't my forte... Will those scores go against me? I went to a pretty bad public high school that was just getting introduced to AP classes. AP Bio/AP Chem were literally in their first year there that I took them. And I just suck at science.

I don't have college stats yet, but I'm taking

- Chemistry
- Calculus
- Economics
- Humanities

And if I had to guess a GPA... I would say around 3.5-3.8 for my first semester. I came from a high school were I didn't have to try at all (like literally no studying and doing HW before class started) to be at the top. And college definitely changed that, so I'm determined to get a better GPA next semester.

My extracurriculars at the moment are writing for our school's newspaper and the economics club.

I'm currently looking for a volunteering opportunity. Suggestions?

But the major I was pursuing here was "Financial Economics". My goal is to work in the northeast in investment banking. I have the attitude if I don't like it, I'll have good exit opps. At this point, I would go for middle-market and not just BB. I just want to be in the city doing finance (I wouldn't want to be a lawyer, doctor, engineer, etc)

I was planning on networking the hell out of alums at my school to try and get into the industry, but I haven't really enjoyed my time here a ton. The atmosphere is really conservative, and I'm kind of (really) tired of the small town atmosphere.

So what are some good schools I could look into transferring?

I was thinking NYU, Boston College, Boston University... Any suggestions? Any semi-target schools that I would have a chance of maybe getting in?
Post edited by SamCaldwell2012 on

Replies to: Which of the following colleges could I transfer to?

  • SamCaldwell2012SamCaldwell2012 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Also -

    I was considering Vanderbilt. Simply because it's a good school, and even though it's in the south, it's still a semi-target (IMO) for IB. The reason I was thinking about Vandy is two reasons:

    1. They have a strangely high transfer rate of above 50%
    2. My college and Vandy are closely associated (a lot of Centre alums go there for grad, vandy comes here for fairs a lot)

    But I would still be in the south... And I've heard Vandy is pretty conservative/rich kid/preppy... But then again, it is in Nashville...

    Thoughts on that one? I could at least apply...
  • SamCaldwell2012SamCaldwell2012 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    anyone have any suggestions?
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