Colleges woo transfers

Uni reps show off class sizes, low tutition

Tables filled with university representatives from across the country greeted Los Medanos students for another Transfer Day event Thursday, April 13. Institutions chatted with students with the goal of getting would-be transfers to consider their universities for the continuance of their education. 

Tabling for Historically Black Colleges and Universities was Michelle Williams, who said going to HBCU’s is particularly beneficial.

“They tend to care more about their students,” said Williams, explaining that the learning at these schools is better formatted for students to get the help they need because of their smaller class sizes.

She highlighted Tuskegee University for its reputation in the agricultural field as well as other HCBU’s for their historical presence.

Jill Naughton, admissions representative for Johnson and Wales University, echoed similar sentiments, saying that the decision to attend her university would mean students would get more hands-on experience because of the smaller class sizes.

Throughout the event, representatives said many of the same things. As they chatted with students, a few themes were clear: affordability and class size.

Naughton — who’d been to several other transfer day events — said the importance of attending such events was that students looking for universities to transfer would “have a chance to personally connect to a school representative.” 

Williams also discussed the positives of attending a transfer fair.

“It gives the students an idea of where they want to take their next step,” she said.