Great Colleges in New England for Transfer Students

Start searching for the best-fit college to transfer to with this list of amazing colleges and universities in New England that make the process a smooth one.

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

Castleton UniversityCastleton 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.

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Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart UniversitySacred 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.

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Saint Joseph's College

Saint Joseph¿s CollegeSaint 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.

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Springfield College

Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private multipurpose college in Springfield, Massachusetts—50 miles west of Worcester. With approximately 4,100 students and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, Springfield offers 80 undergraduate major and minor programs for students to choose from. The College also makes the transfer process easy with a New Student Orientation, the Office of Transfer Admission, transfer scholarships worth up to $24,000, and a credit policy that only requires a minimum of 12 credits to be enrolled as a transfer student.

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University of Connecticut

University of ConnecticutThe 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.

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University of Vermont

University of VermontThe 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.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of TechnologyWentworth 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.

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Western New England University

Western New England UniversityWestern 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, students can choose from 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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Looking for a college or university a little further south? Check out these Great Colleges in the Southeast for Transfer Students.

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