Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

custom css-js - global

Alison, class of 2018

Alison, class of 2018

Deciding to transfer was one of the hardest yet most rewarding decisions I have made in my life. My senior year, I thought about coming to Tulane but for many reasons, one of the main ones being the long distance from home, it was taken off the table. I chose a large state school instead that was an hour long flight away, and while I had a great freshman year, I couldn’t get Tulane off my mind.

Tulane is the perfect balance of everything I would describe as an ideal college - a gorgeous campus located in an amazing city, a size that’s not too big and not too small, outstanding academics and a laid back student body, and warm weather of course. I spent months debating whether or not it was worth it to leave behind all the friends I made and completely start over in a new place, not knowing whether I would truly like it better or not. People often warned me that “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side” but I had a feeling in my gut that I wasn’t in the right place and that Tulane was where I belonged. I took a leap of faith and soon realized that the grass here really is greener (literally and metaphorically), and I couldn’t be happier.

I have made amazing friends and continue to meet so many interesting and friendly people every day. Adjusting here as a transfer student was much easier than I expected, especially because the faculty and advisors are so helpful and easy to reach. I feel so lucky to wake up each morning on such a beautiful campus in a unique city, and I couldn’t imagine going to school anywhere else.

Read other students' transfer experiences.