7 FAMOUS Transfer Students Who Changed The World History

3 years ago



Forbes has just made a list of 7 famous people who were once transfer students that managed to do something big enough to change the world. The Typical Student team sheares this list with you in hope that you'll be inspired by these great examples. 


#1 Eileen Collins, 1st female pilot and 1st female commander of the Space Shuttle



Eileen Collins attended Corning Community College for her associate’s degree and transferred to Syracuse University for her bachelor’s. Collins is a decorated astronaut who commanded important missions.


#2 Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States



Barack Obama who majored in political science transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University. He belongs to the cohort of other US presidents who happen to be transfer students as well.


#3 George Lucas, director and creator of Star Wars



George Lucas, attended Modesto Junior College for anthropology. However, his interest to cinematography finally won, so he transferred to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.  


#4 Lucy Liu, the actress, director and artist



Lucy Liu transferred from New York University to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to earn her bachelor's degree in Asian languages and cultures. Liu not onlu has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but is also a UNICEF ambassador.


#5 Warren Buffett, inverstor and philanthropist



Warren Buffett transferred from the Wharton Business School, the University of Pennsylvania to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to earn his bachelor’s in business administration. 


#6 Stephen Colbert, US top comedian and TV host



Stephen Colbert started at Hampden–Sydney College, Virginia, then transferred to Northwestern University where he finally realized he wanted to be a comedian and performer. Colbert has earned 9 Emmy Awards, 2 Grammys, and 2 Peabodys to date.


#7 Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American writer



Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American writer who gained the world fame for "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Zora transferred from Howard University to Barnard College of Columbia University. She was the only black student at her university at that time. 


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