Transfer Admission Rates

Freshman vs. Transfer Admission Rates

The following table indicates freshman vs. transfer admission rates at America’s selective colleges and universities. Data was collected from the College Board and various institution websites.

Institution Freshman Acceptance Rate (%) Transfer Acceptance Rate (%)
Amherst College 14 7
Bates College 25 5
Boston College 34 28
Boston University 35 39
Bowdoin College 15 1
Brandeis University 35 29
Brown University 9 4
Bryn Mawr College 40 16
California Institute of Technology 9 2
Carleton College 23 3
Carnegie Mellon University 25 8
Case Western Reserve University 38 31
Claremont McKenna College 11 7
Colby College 28 23
Colgate University 26 13
College of William and Mary 33 39
Colorado College 18 17
Columbia University in the City of New York 7 8
Cornell University 14 19
Dartmouth College 12 2
Davidson College 22 22
Duke University 11 3
Emory University 27 33
Georgetown University 17 12
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 33 40
Grinnell College 28 13
Hamilton College 26 19
Harvard University 6 0
Harvey Mudd College 14 2
Haverford College 25 10
Johns Hopkins University 15 8
Kenyon College 25 24
Lehigh University 34 14
Macalester College 36 34
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 3
Middlebury College 17 8
New York University 35 28
Northeastern University 32 31
Northwestern University 13 5
Oberlin College 33 28
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 50 40
Pomona College 12 3
Princeton University 7 N/A
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 38 56
Rice University 15 11
Smith College 42 37
Stanford University 5 1
Swarthmore College 17 10
Tufts University 17 9
Tulane University of Louisiana 28 23
United States Military Academy 9 N/A
United States Naval Academy 9 N/A
University of California-Berkeley 16 20
University of California-Davis 41 57
University of California-Irvine 37 45
University of California-Los Angeles 19 26
University of California-San Diego N/A N/A
University of California-Santa Barbara 36 48
University of Chicago 9 4
University of Florida 47 38
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 59 41
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 32 38
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 28 42
University of Notre Dame 21 26
University of Pennsylvania 10 8
University of Rochester 36 29
University of Southern California 18 16
University of Virginia-Main Campus 29 38
University of Wisconsin-Madison 50 28
Vanderbilt University 13 31
Vassar College 24 14
Wake Forest University 34 24
Washington and Lee University 20 3
Washington University in St Louis 17 22
Wellesley College 30 20
Wesleyan University 24 35
Williams College 19 6
Yale University 6 3

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