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Great Colleges and Universities in the West for Transfer Students

If you're looking for a transfer college, the Western US may be perfect for your next step. Check out these schools that are especially transfer friendly.

Taking the leap to transfer colleges can be daunting whether you planned for it or not, but it doesn’t have to be! Finding a school where you belong should be exciting, even if it’s the second time around. We want to make the process easier by helping you find amazing colleges and universities that are looking for transfer students just like you. The schools listed below are all located in the Western US (be sure to check out our lists for all the other regions of the country too!). The best part is the green “Connect me” buttons that allow you to connect directly with the schools. Start requesting information from these great transfer options now.

Central Washington University

Central Washington University logoCentral Washington University is a public comprehensive university in Ellensburg, Washington, with eight other centers across the state. With 300+ in-person, online, and specialized academic programs, transfer students will find their path—whether in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Teacher Education, Paramedicine, or something else entirely. The Transfer Center makes transitioning from your previous institution to CWU seamless by offering advice, support, and assistance in establishing connections to the campus community and its many resources. 

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Dominican University of California

DominicanDominican University of California is an independent Catholic Heritage university located in San Rafael, California. The University enrolls nearly 2,000 students and offers over 60 majors, minors, and concentrations as well as service learning trips, internships, fieldwork, community-based research, and global learning opportunities. Dominican is test-optional but does evaluate each transfer applicant’s academics; leadership both inside and outside the classroom; recommendations from teachers, counselors, or community leaders; and a personal essay.

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university in Santa Clara, California—45 miles south of San Francisco. With 5,571 undergraduates and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from more than 50 majors, minors, and programs, including Ancient Studies, Environmental Studies, Political Science, and more. Santa Clara supports transfer students by allowing them to transfer up to half the units required for finishing their degree, plus articulation agreements with many community colleges and more.

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University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado BoulderThe University of Colorado Boulder is a comprehensive public university in Boulder, Colorado—27 miles northwest of Denver. With 34,975 total students and an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from over 47 majors, 25 minors, and 26 certificate programs across 150 fields of study. CU Boulder supports transfer students by offering pre-transfer advisors to schedule one-on-one appointments with, articulation agreements with community colleges statewide, and more.

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Looking to transfer to a school farther east? Check out this list of Great Colleges and Universities in the Midwest for Transfer Students.

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