I am currently a rising sophomore at a semi target ranked ~30s. I have about a 3.8 GPA and some good involvement in clubs and business competitions. I want to apply to transfer to some target schools as a junior, but I'm not sure which schools are "worth" the move from a semi target. Obviously Harvard would be worth it, but what are some easier(relatively of course) ones that would be worth having to start over GPA/connections/social life wise? I'm thinking Georgetown, UVA, Penn, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth.
I'm happy at my school fit wise, so I would only transfer for better career prospects, so I don't really need safety schools. No harm done if I get rejected everywhere. How does that list look? Financial aid is really important. My current school meets need, and so do all of the transfer schools except NYU(notorious for bad aid, but some people apparently got lucky). The other top publics(UMich and Berkeley) don't meet need at all. Any other suggestions would be great.