Prompt: Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
While studying in the University of Connecticut for more than three semesters, I gradually realized that my current college is not the best choice to pursue my academic goals. I found that it is more focused on agriculture and engineering. Business and economics, however, do not play a central role in its system. To reach an outstanding employment prospect to major financial institutions, I decided to apply transfer.
Also, I have learned that I prefer seminars to lectures. Among the sixteen classes during my first four semesters, six of them have been lectures. Although the professors and classmates are really warm-hearted and helpful people, I found I have few opportunities to exchange opinions with them. Going to a school that has more seminars, I will have not only more opportunities to share opinions but also more chances to develop relationships with professors.
Although my reasons for transfer are primarily academic, there are also social reasons. Since I was born and raised in a metropolis, I chose to come to the University of Connecticut with no doubts because of its large population. However, when I came back to my university after my summer trip, I began to feel that going to a massive university may not be the best choice for me. When I went to new classes and new dormitories in a new semester, I found I did not know anyone I met. While I did meet other new people, and it is good for me to make new friends, it is hard to maintain deep relationships with them. Furthermore, as a foreign student, the cultural gap mean that it takes me a longer time to develop and deepen relationships with local Americans. Going to a smaller college, I would have a better chance to maintain solid relationships and learn about American high education culture.
Although I believe I would be happier in a smaller college, I still prefer to be close to cities. Living in my current location, which is set apart from the local populations, I feel it is too distant for me to have contact with local communities freely. As a result, it becomes harder for me to develop relationships with local residents and to learn local culture. For a student who is interested in business and economics, a city environment also means more resources to build a network. I will have more chances to visit major financial institutions and to get internships, which are noticeably contributive to my future.
Although it will be a hard process to enter a new school since I enjoy the life in my current university, I love to make new friends in different places and take the challenges of more intensive courses. As I am a member of dean's list through my first two years in my current university, I believe that I will overcome the academic challenges in my new college.