With over 250 colleges and universities, a four-season climate, and access to world-renowned cities within driving distance, New England is an amazing place for your higher education. Have you been unsatisfied with the college you're attending or program you're in? Are you a community college student looking for the right place to take the next step? You can start your transfer search with this list of amazing colleges and universities in New England. The best part is you can connect with all of them from this page just by hitting the green "Connect me" buttons beneath each school. We hope you find your best-fit college to transfer to right here on this list!
Castleton University is a coeducational public university in Castleton, Vermont—only 12 miles west of Rutland. With 1,900 full-time students and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 40 majors, 50 minors, and three pre-professional programs. Castleton helps students through the transfer process by offering scholarships worth up to $17,000 for qualifying students, rolling admission, transfer-specific admission counseling, and a credit policy allowing the transfer of up to 64 credits.
Emerson College is a private coeducational institution located in the heart of the Theatre District in Boston, Massachusetts. With 3,813 undergraduate students, 633 graduate students, and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, Emerson offers more than two dozen majors as well as 30 minors. The College also has several merit-based scholarships for transfer students applying for fall term enrollment who complete an application for admission by March 15.
Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University—the second-largest Catholic university in New England—is a private coeducational institution in Fairfield, Connecticut, with satellite campuses throughout the state and abroad in Ireland and Luxembourg. With an enrollment of 9,300 and a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from more than 80 academic programs. Welcoming over 200 full-time transfers each year, Sacred Heart offers a generous policy of up to 66 credits transferred from two-year schools and 90 from four-year schools, a Student Success Center, and a Transfer Orientation each semester.
Saint Joseph's College
Saint Joseph's College is a church-affiliated liberal arts college in Standish, Maine—just 16 miles northwest of Portland. With approximately 1,000 students on campus and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, SJC offers more than 40 academic programs as well as generous scholarships worth up to $20,000 per year. Transfer students also benefit from a credit policy allowing the transfer of any core curriculum requirements, rolling admission, and a New Student Orientation geared toward freshmen and transfers.
University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a comprehensive public university in Storrs, Connecticut—30 miles from Hartford. With 19,133 undergraduates on the main campus and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, transfer students can choose from 116 majors across 10 colleges and schools. With 3,726 transfer students across campuses, UConn supports the transfer process with a credit policy allowing up to 90 transfer credits, a guaranteed admission agreement with the Connecticut Community College system, and more.
University of Vermont
The University of Vermont is a comprehensive public institution in Burlington, Vermont—90 miles south of Montreal, Quebec. UVM offers its 10,585 undergraduates a 16:1 student-faculty ratio and over 100 majors to choose from. The University supports transfer students with resources like transfer coordinators, honors college admission for sophomore transfers, rolling admission throughout the year, and credit policies that vary by major but allow for the transfer of most credits.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational campus on an urban campus in Boston, Massachusetts. With 4,000 full-time undergraduates and an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 19 majors, some with concentration options, across five schools. WIT supports transfer students with resources such as required co-op experiences, a comprehensive transfer course equivalency database that includes every accredited US college, and a dedicated transfer admission team.
Western New England University
Western New England University is a private comprehensive university in Springfield, Massachusetts—90 miles west of Boston. With 2,698 undergraduates on campus and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers over 50 academic majors and combined degree programs. WNE supports transfer students through the 4U Comprehensive Advising Program, Transfer Merit Scholarships worth up to $18,000 per year, and a credit policy that allows for the transfer of 70 credits from two-year schools or 90 credits from four-year schools.
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