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Why I Transferred Colleges: UConn to UMass

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Transferring colleges is a tough decision, but sometimes it can be the change that changes everything. Every college experience starts with adjustment, and transferring allows new experiences and adjustments to be made. After my personal experience transferring from UConn to UMass Amherst in my sophomore year, I can certainly say my decision suited me best. 

Meet the Major: Kinesiology

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Mari Golstein, a Brookline, Mass., native, came to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for its change of scenery. She loved the idea of being far enough away from home to experience life on her own, but close enough that she could come back if needed. Like many, finances were a driving factor in her college decision, and she is eligible for in-state tuition. Mari is now a third-year kinesiology student, planning on attending PA school after graduation.

My Experience in Greek Life

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I’m fortunate to have come from a town that prepared me for the challenges college has to offer, especially academically. However, as for the diversity in my small southwestern Connecticut hometown, it’s extremely lacking. Choosing a large university that would bring me beyond this bubble was a driving factor in my college decision, and I love UMass Amherst in every aspect of its student body -- I’m a strong believer that the variety of people we meet everyday enhances our own understanding of the world we live in. One way in which I quickly was exposed to a more diverse campus was through my decision to join Greek life.