Finding the right college can be tough. Finding the right school the second time around? Well, that can be downright tiring. We want to make the process easier for you, so we curated lists of amazing colleges that make transferring simple, seamless, and with maximum benefits to you as a student. All the colleges and universities on this list are in the Southern US and are invested in helping transfer students find the right place to finish their academic journeys. The best part is you can get in touch with any (or all) of these schools right from this page by clicking the “Connect me” button below any of the featured colleges. Your CollegeXpress profile information will be sent directly to that school, then they’ll reach out to you. Happy college hunting!
Lynn University is a private liberal arts university in Boca Raton, Florida—23 miles from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach and 50 miles from Miami. With nearly 120 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, transfer students join a student body of over 3,200—including students from close to 100 countries—making for an 18:1 student-faculty ratio. Lynn also offers more than 80 study abroad opportunities in 28 countries and its signature Dialogues core curriculum based around exploring questions of self, belief, and justice while honing critical thinking and communication skills.
Marymount University is a Catholic-affiliated comprehensive university in Arlington, Virginia—only six miles from Washington, DC. Marymount offers transfer students 27 distinct undergraduate degrees to choose from, 3,441 undergrad and grad students on campus, and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. With majors such as Business Administration, Biology, Nursing, Information Technology, and Psychology, the University is one of only 13 designated institutions in the US to offer the Clara Boothe Luce Scholarship Program to support women in mathematics and science.
Schreiner University is a private church-affiliated liberal arts institution in Kerrville, Texas—just over 60 miles northwest of San Antonio. The University offers 1,244 students over 40 undergraduate majors and programs and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio. Transfers can receive admission decisions as well as transfer credit evaluations within days of submitting all required documents and college transcripts.
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University is a church-affiliated comprehensive research university in Dallas, Texas. With 11,649 students total and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from over 100 majors and 85 minors across seven degree-granting schools. SMU offers transfer-specific scholarships, a generous transfer credit policy for course credit and scholarship opportunities, articulation agreements with local community colleges, and more.
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University is a private church-affiliated university in Fort Worth, Texas—only three miles from downtown. With an enrollment of 11,027 and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 115 undergraduate areas of study, 53 master’s programs, and 28 doctoral programs. TCU supports students in the transfer process with transfer academic scholarships, interviews with current students who transferred to learn about their experiences, a transfer policy allowing up to 66 credits, and more.
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa is a private comprehensive university located in Tampa, Florida. With 9,600 students, a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, and 20% of the student body composed of transfer students each year, the University offers more than 200 fields of study through the Colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Natural & Health Sciences, and Social Sciences, Mathematics & Education. Students come from every state and 132 countries to attend UT, a university that’s been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for the past five years for creating dynamic pathways that support transfer students.
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