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Great Colleges and Universities in the Midwest for Transfer Students

Looking for a great college to transfer to for the next step in your college journey? Here's a list of awesome colleges for transfer students in the Midwest!

When a student transfers to another college, they’re making the momentous decision to find a school better suited to their needs and goals in order to propel them to future success. If you’re thinking about transferring from your current school and are interested in colleges in the Midwest, the schools on this list are a great place to start your search. All the colleges and universities listed here are located in the Midwestern United States and are known for being transfer friendly—in fact, they make the transfer process easy! The best part? You can connect with any or all of these colleges right from this page. Just click the green “Connect me” button below any featured school and your CX profile information will be sent to that college. From there, an admission representative will reach out to you to provide more information. Start learning about great transfer schools now! 

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health SciencesBlessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private specialized health care college located in Quincy, Illinois. Health science programs students can pursue include degrees in Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Radiologic Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Health Information Management (online),  and much more. The College’s proximity to the seven-city-block campus of Blessing Hospital offers convenient access to the school’s parent organization and clinical experience partner, while partnerships with two local liberal arts colleges ensure that every student receives a well-rounded education. 

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Moody Bible Institute

Moody Bible Institute logoMoody Bible Institute is a private church-affiliated institution in Chicago, Illinois. Students can choose from more than 20 areas of study as well as participate in more than 40 on-campus clubs and organizations. Many transfer students enroll at Moody Bible Institute during both the fall and spring semesters, and all students at the Chicago campus receive a full-tuition scholarship sponsored by Moody donors.

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Ohio University

Ohio UniversityOhio University is a comprehensive public university in Athens, Ohio—75 miles southeast of Columbus. With 17,000 undergraduates and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 250 academic programs across nine colleges and one center. As the only Transfer Honor Roll–acknowledged school in the state, OHIO provides students transfer advisors who aid in transferring credit and planning out their remaining schedules to get them to graduation.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest logoPurdue University Northwest is a public comprehensive institution with two campuses located in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. PNW offers 70+ areas of study to approximately 8,900 students through the Colleges of Business; Engineering & Sciences; Humanities, Education & Social Science; Nursing; and Technology as well as the Schools of Education & Counseling, Engineering, and Hospitality & Tourism Management. All new transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships during admission and must complete 32 credits at the University to earn a PNW degree, regardless of how many credits are transferred. 

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Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University logoSaginaw Valley State University is a public comprehensive institution on a 782-acre campus in University Center, Michigan—35 miles north of Flint. With 1,780 undergraduates and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers 90 programs of study, including Accounting, Early Childhood Education, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Special Education, and more. The University’s Transfer Hub contains all the resources students need to move forward, including transfer policies and resources, transfer orientation information, and more.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis University is a Jesuit Catholic university with a 282-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The University has a large student body of nearly 13,000—8,072 undergraduate and 4,474 graduate students—a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, 90 undergraduate programs, and over 100 graduate programs. SLU also offers transfer-specific admission counselors and visit programs for a smooth student transition. 

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University of Chicago

University of Chicago logoThe University of Chicago is a private comprehensive university located seven miles south of downtown Chicago, Illinois. Approximately 6,800 undergraduates pursue over 50 majors and more than 40 minors, with the opportunity to double-major, create their own, or explore interdisciplinary opportunities. UChicago is dedicated to supporting transfer students by offering two transfer paths for flexibility, allowing applicants who are confident the University is their choice to apply Transfer Early Decision and students who are exploring their options to apply Transfer Rolling Decision.

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University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati logoThe University of Cincinnati is a public research institution on a 250-acre campus just two miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Named a top 40 public research university and designated a “research heavyweight” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, UC offers more than 130 baccalaureate programs as well as associate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees to more than 46,000 students on three campuses. UC offers transfer students a dedicated team of academic advisors assigned to provide personalized, one-on-one counseling to help make your transition to the University as seamless as possible.

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University of Illinois Springfield

University of Illinois Springfield logoThe University of Illinois Springfield is a public comprehensive university in Springfield, Illinois—90 miles from St. Louis. UIS's more than 4,000 students engage in the process of active teaching and learning through more than 100 degree-granting programs across four colleges. The University is dedicated to supporting transfer students by offering a generous credit transfer policy, articulation agreements and transfer pathways with community colleges all around the area, and numerous resources for a smooth transition—and it shows in the simple fact that 60% of their student body are transfers. 

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Interested in transferring to a school outside of the Midwest? Connect with other great colleges around the country on our featured transfer schools page.

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