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!
Angelo State University
Angelo State University is a public comprehensive university in San Angelo, Texas. ASU offers more than 100 majors and concentrations as well as 100+ campus organizations to 10,800+ students, including a good population of transfer students. Students transferring more than 12 credits must also have maintained a 2.0 GPA at their former institution; applicants who don’t meet assured transfer admissions requirements will be holistically reviewed and consideration will be given to students who have earned an associate’s degree.
Houston Christian University
Houston Christian University is a church-affiliated university in southwest Houston, Texas. Home to approximately 2,400 undergraduates, HCU offers a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, small class sizes, over 60 majors, and an Honors College. An average of $16,990 in institutional aid was awarded to transfer students in past years, and admission is guaranteed for students who have completed an associate degree at a community college in Texas.
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.
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.
University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia is a public comprehensive university in Carrollton, Georgia—45 miles west of Atlanta. UWG’s more than 12,700 students are enrolled in 85+ programs through the Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business, and Education as well as the School of Nursing, and transfer students can transfer 30 or more semester hours into their programs. Transferring West means hands-on experiences earned inside and outside the classroom that set nontraditional students up for career success.
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