Last Updated: July 22, 2013
There are plenty of reasons a student would transfer from one college to another.
It might be because they want to be in a different city. Or they want to be with a certain friend. Or they realized what they want to study and need to go to a school with a program for it. One of the ever-growing popular reasons is that a ton of students want to save money on college tuition; so they’ll start out for a couple of years at community college and then transfer to the four-year university.
Whatever your reason, or your friend’s reason, or that person who you forgot their name already but you remember that they said they’re a transfer student, a lot of people transfer schools.
Here are, according to US News, the 10 colleges and universities with the most transfer students in attendance:
1. Arizona State University
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-5,388
Fun Fact-As members of the Pac-12 Conference, ASU has won 23 national championships.
2. University of Central Florida
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-5,336
Fun fact-UCF was founded in 1963 with the goal of providing highly-trained personnel to support the Kennedy Space Center.
3. Florida International University
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-4,336
Fun fact-FIU ranked 1st in 2010 in the U.S. for granting bachelor’s degrees to minorities according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
4. University of North Texas
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-4,012
Fun fact-UNT’s residence life also offers what it calls REAL Communities. REAL Communities offer students with similar interests the opportunity to live with one another. Communities, for example, include Jazz studies, art and design, health professions, etc.
5. University of Texas-Arlington
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,944
Fun fact-The students at UT-Arlington want for nothing considering the Rangers Ballpark, Cowboys Stadium and Six Flags Over Texas theme park are all located within 2-3 miles off campus.
6. University of Maryland-University College
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,807
Fun fact-UMUC serves over 90,000 students worldwide. Wow.
7. California State University-Fullerton
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,800
Fun fact-The CSUF campus has become known for its Fullerton Arboretum which has successfully bred the Titan Arum plant, which when in bloom, has the terribly powerful smell of dead corpse.
8. California State University-Sacramento
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,771
Fun fact-The period between 1984 and 2003 marked unprecedented growth and budget stability for the University. During this period, the campus nearly doubled in size with the construction of over nearly a dozen academic and service buildings.
9. California State University-Northridge
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,706
Fun fact-The Music Department is ranked amongst the top 25 accredited university programs in the nation.
10. University of South Florida
Transfer students enrolled for Fall 2009-3,696
Fun fact-USF is also one of the nation’s top centers for the advancement in research of treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases.
Original Post Date: July 12th, 2011