Transfer Admission Rates

Looking to transfer into the school of your dreams?

It’s important to realistically assess your chances of acceptance as transfer acceptance rates vary greatly among the nation’s selective colleges and universities. For example transfer students are accepted a rate lower than 5% at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, and a handful of other highly-selective schools. On the other end of the spectrum, excellent schools like University of Georgia, Ohio State University, and Southern Methodist University all sport acceptance rates well above 50%. The numbers in the following table offer a sortable database of freshmen vs. transfer admission rates.

*Data collected from various institution websites and Common Data Set (CDS) forms.

Table Updated December 2022

InstitutionTransfer Admission RateFreshman Admission Rate
Adelphi University40%77%
Agnes Scott College30%70%
Alfred University47%67%
Allegheny College33%75%
American University70%64%
Amherst College7%9%
Appalachian State University86%85%
Arizona State University-Tempe91%88%
Auburn University59%71%
Austin College40%43%
Babson College30%25%
Bard College71%60%
Barnard College28%11%
Bates College10%17%
Baylor University92%57%
Belmont University77%83%
Beloit College60%67%
Bennington College48%60%
Bentley University54%61%
Berea College56%33%
Binghamton University49%44%
Boston College13%19%
Boston University37%19%
Bowdoin College4%9%
Bradley University55%76%
Brandeis University32%39%
Brown University4%6%
Bryant University78%74%
Bryn Mawr College21%39%
Bucknell University23%35%
Butler University41%81%
California Institute of Technology4%4%
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo18%33%
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona64%61%
California State University-Fresno72%58%
California State University-Fullerton55%59%
California State University-Long Beach38%47%
California State University-Los Angeles75%91%
Carleton College14%18%
Carnegie Mellon University11%14%
Case Western Reserve University40%30%
Centre College68%76%
Chapman University64%60%
Claremont McKenna College11%11%
Clark University70%48%
Clemson University208%49%
Coastal Carolina University61%79%
Colby College1%9%
Colgate University29%17%
College of Charleston87%66%
College of the Holy Cross34%43%
College of William and Mary53%37%
Colorado College14%14%
Colorado School of Mines55%57%
Colorado State University-Fort Collins65%90%
Columbia University in the City of New York15%4%
Connecticut College31%41%
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art8%13%
Cornell University16%9%
Creighton University61%78%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College50%51%
CUNY Brooklyn College59%51%
CUNY Hunter College67%46%
Dartmouth College10%6%
Davidson College14%18%
Denison University17%26%
DePaul University69%69%
DePauw University22%65%
Dickinson College40%48%
Drew University90%80%
Drexel University53%83%
Duke University5%8%
Duquesne University83%92%
Earlham College63%69%
East Carolina University91%88%
Eckerd College47%70%
Elon University64%78%
Emerson College70%36%
Emory University34%13%
Fairfield University45%56%
Florida Atlantic University91%78%
Florida Gulf Coast University92%89%
Florida Institute of Technology62%66%
Florida International University77%64%
Florida Southern College53%61%
Florida State University111%37%
Fordham University56%58%
Franklin and Marshall College31%38%
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering100%18%
Furman University32%71%
George Mason University87%91%
George Washington University48%50%
Georgetown University14%12%
Georgia College & State University1966%88%
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus41%21%
Georgia State University62%69%
Gettysburg College48%56%
Gonzaga University72%73%
Grinnell College12%11%
Gustavus Adolphus College77%73%
Hamilton College5%14%
Harvard University1%5%
Harvey Mudd College9%10%
Haverford College23%18%
Hendrix College36%68%
High Point University64%80%
Hobart William Smith Colleges44%68%
Hofstra University63%68%
Illinois College92%79%
Illinois Institute of Technology45%66%
Illinois Wesleyan University47%45%
Indiana University-Bloomington70%85%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis68%84%
Iowa State University80%91%
Ithaca College56%78%
James Madison University80%86%
Johns Hopkins University6%8%
Juniata College57%74%
Kalamazoo College33%80%
Kansas State University87%96%
Kenyon College31%37%
Lafayette College26%41%
Lake Forest College59%64%
Lawrence University61%75%
Lehigh University27%50%
Lewis & Clark College61%79%
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus73%83%
Loyola Marymount University38%46%
Loyola University Chicago63%77%
Loyola University Maryland47%84%
Macalester College34%27%
Manhattan College69%75%
Marist College75%60%
Marquette University76%86%
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts91%91%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology2%4%
Miami University-Oxford66%89%
Michigan State University56%83%
Michigan Technological University62%86%
Middlebury College17%13%
Milwaukee School of Engineering45%67%
Mississippi State University75%76%
Morehouse College58%31%
Mount Holyoke College47%52%
Muhlenberg College31%68%
New College of Florida81%73%
New Jersey Institute of Technology65%69%
New York Institute of Technology70%68%
New York University41%13%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh46%47%
Northeastern University20%18%
Northern Arizona University72%78%
Northwestern University13%7%
Oberlin College23%34%
Occidental College29%38%
Ohio State University-Main Campus90%57%
Ohio University-Main Campus73%89%
Ohio Wesleyan University50%68%
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus60%68%
Oregon State University87%84%
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus60%58%
Pepperdine University41%53%
Pitzer College9%18%
Pomona College8%7%
Princeton University1%4%
Providence College61%58%
Purdue University-Main Campus47%69%
Quinnipiac University71%88%
Ramapo College of New Jersey75%70%
Reed College15%31%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute65%57%
Rhodes College22%57%
Rice University4%9%
Rochester Institute of Technology52%71%
Rollins College46%49%
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology60%77%
Rutgers University-New Brunswick62%68%
Saint Johns University52%89%
Saint Mary's College of California71%70%
San Diego State University30%38%
San Francisco State University78%84%
San Jose State University71%84%
Santa Clara University58%54%
Sarah Lawrence College54%57%
Scripps CollegeNot Reported30%
Seattle University59%83%
Seton Hall University85%77%
Skidmore College31%31%
Smith College33%37%
Soka University of AmericaNA53%
Southern Methodist University57%53%
Southwestern University40%51%
Spelman College36%51%
St John's University-New York62%85%
St Lawrence University53%57%
St Olaf College50%47%
St. John's College34%53%
St. John's College34%63%
St. Mary's College of Maryland78%77%
Stanford University2%4%
Stetson University94%92%
Stevens Institute of Technology36%53%
Stonehill College48%68%
Stony Brook University59%48%
SUNY at Albany63%68%
SUNY at Purchase College80%75%
SUNY College at Geneseo66%74%
SUNY College at Oswego63%80%
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry53%65%
SUNY Oneonta58%70%
Susquehanna University39%88%
Swarthmore College2%8%
Syracuse University55%59%
Temple University84%72%
Texas A & M University-College Station52%64%
Texas Christian University59%54%
Texas Tech University83%68%
The College of New Jersey59%62%
The College of Wooster53%61%
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville77%75%
The University of Texas at Austin29%29%
The University of Texas at Dallas82%87%
The University of the South63%60%
Trinity College32%36%
Trinity University41%34%
Truman State University65%61%
Tufts University7%11%
Tulane University of Louisiana18%10%
Union College31%47%
United States Air Force AcademyNA12%
United States Coast Guard AcademyNA2%
United States Merchant Marine AcademyNA22%
United States Military AcademyNA11%
United States Naval AcademyNA9%
University at Buffalo69%70%
University of Alabama at Birmingham86%89%
University of Arizona70%87%
University of Arkansas60%83%
University of California-Berkeley61%15%
University of California-Davis55%46%
University of California-Irvine38%29%
University of California-Los Angeles52%11%
University of California-Merced62%85%
University of California-Riverside63%66%
University of California-San Diego55%34%
University of California-Santa Barbara49%29%
University of California-Santa Cruz59%59%
University of Central Florida64%36%
University of Chicago14%6%
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus51%85%
University of Colorado Boulder76%80%
University of Connecticut67%56%
University of Dayton52%81%
University of Delaware58%70%
University of Denver53%63%
University of Florida43%30%
University of Georgia79%40%
University of Houston89%66%
University of Illinois at Chicago62%79%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign47%60%
University of Iowa72%86%
University of Kentucky87%94%
University of Louisville61%66%
University of Maine91%96%
University of Mary Washington68%82%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County86%81%
University of Maryland-College Park63%52%
University of Massachusetts-Amherst72%66%
University of Massachusetts-Boston85%78%
University of Miami44%28%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor42%20%
University of Minnesota-Morris46%76%
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities55%73%
University of Mississippi72%90%
University of Missouri-Columbia69%77%
University of Nebraska-Lincoln63%81%
University of Nevada-Las Vegas75%83%
University of Nevada-Reno62%88%
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus88%87%
University of New Mexico-Main Campus70%65%
University of North Carolina at Asheville88%82%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill47%19%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte91%80%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro92%91%
University of North Carolina Wilmington90%68%
University of Notre Dame26%15%
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus82%85%
University of Oregon69%93%
University of Pennsylvania5%6%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus56%67%
University of Portland73%81%
University of Puget Sound63%88%
University of Redlands61%83%
University of Rhode Island51%76%
University of Richmond45%29%
University of Rochester42%41%
University of San Diego76%53%
University of San Francisco55%71%
University of South Carolina-Columbia67%62%
University of South Florida-Main Campus64%49%
University of Southern California22%13%
University of Tulsa40%75%
University of Utah93%84%
University of Vermont62%64%
University of Virginia-Main Campus36%21%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus78%53%
University of Wisconsin-Madison59%60%
Ursinus College60%83%
Vanderbilt University18%7%
Vassar College16%20%
Villanova University27%25%
Virginia Commonwealth University85%93%
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University46%56%
Wake Forest University19%25%
Washington and Lee University19%19%
Washington State University76%86%
Washington University in St Louis26%13%
Wellesley College6%20%
Wesleyan University19%19%
West Virginia University59%92%
Wheaton College (IL)85%86%
Wheaton College (MA)49%77%
Whitman College48%59%
Willamette University55%79%
Williams College3%9%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute67%60%
Yale University2%5%
Yeshiva University61%67%

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