You are not alone in considering transferring to a new university. Today, one-third of all college students transfer at least once before graduation. For many, transferring is a hugely rewarding personal move - and adding to your experience (so long as you keep your grades up) can only benefit your resume.
Here's a list of our top ten reasons you should consider transferring to The American University of Rome:
- Academic excellence with a focus on career readiness
Let's get the important stuff out of the way first, the academics. The American University of Rome is universally respected for the quality of its teaching and for its focus on career development within both traditional Liberal Arts fields and for the wider job market.
An internship is a really valuable experience and undertaking one plays well with future employers. 78% of AUR undergraduate students complete an internship through the university - many take two before they graduate.
- International experience
Ok, we realize that we're really pushing the employer-friendliness aspect here - but adding an international element to your resume goes a long way towards impressing future employers and, while many of you may go on to graduate school first, gainful, rewarding careers is the long-term goal of your studying at university.
If you've never been here, you haven't truly lived. If you've been before - you know you need to return. “Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.” -Anotole Broyard.
- Transfer your credits
You can transfer up to 75 credits from your previous institution(s), which means you're on-track to graduate on the same timeline as you would be without transferring.
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
AUR offers financial aid, including merit and needs-based scholarships. We also accept external schloarships that students have obtained from other sources. Plus, we participate in US Title IV Direct Lending.
Our community is small but widely-varied in background, culture and nationality. Over 50 countries are represented on campus so you will make global friends for life.
- You can change majors or add a minor to your studies
Many students find that, as they progress through university, their passions change and new disciplines become their focus. At The American University of Rome we practice true interdisciplinary teaching. This offers you the opportunity to change major, should you wish to, or add a complementary minor to add to your resume.
- Lower tuition and living expenses
Tuition fees at The American University of Rome are lower than the US average, and living costs in Rome are extremely reasonable. None of us want to leave university saddled with huge debt - we can help you reduce that burden.
- Sometimes, your school just doesn't fit you
A college degree demands a great deal of time, money, and energy: it’s best to spend yours on a place that you truly love. If your school just does not feel like a good fit, don’t fight it. Transferring away is a very valid option for purely that reason - and the other nine reasons above should just help you make that decision.