John9041 3 / 6 Feb 12, 2012 #1I am planning on transferring schools and was hoping that someone could look over my essay and help me improve it. The Prompt is: Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. Thank YouWhen looking and applying to colleges as a senior in high school I thought I had found a perfect match at UNCW. During my two years here, I have met many great lifelong friends and had many experiences that I would not trade for the world. At UNCW I have had two of the best years of my life but I just feel like something is missing and that UNCW might not be the ideal school for me today.At UNCW I have found a lack of academic challenges. I personally do my best when I am challenged in the classroom and I have not found that challenge here. Many of the students I meet here chose to attend UNCW solely to party and go to the beach. Honestly those are major reasons that I choose to attend UNCW. Since my freshman year I have matured a lot and my priorities have changed greatly. While I have realized that academics are not the top priority for many of the students here, and they seem to do the bare minimum to get by.I believe that UNC would give me the best resources to attain my academic and professional goals. UNC has been ranked as one of the top public university for its entire existence and is even considered a "Public Ivy" school. Being located in Research Triangle Park and having such a high reputation, Carolina has many advantages for networking and finding internships that can lead me into my future career.Since my dad was a graduate of UNC and growing up only an hour and a half away from, I visited Chapel Hill a few times every year. The history and traditions of UNC such as being the first public university and drinking from the Old Well on the first day of classes rival no other institution. Chapel Hill is a special place and has an atmosphere that I have not experienced anywhere else. I would want nothing more than to tell people that I am a Tar Heel.