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Transfer (vs. Freshman) Admission Rates

The following table indicates freshman vs. transfer admission rates at America’s selective colleges and universities. Data was collected from various institution websites and via a survey of college admission officers, and is for the 2015-16 admission cycle, the most recent year for which transfer data is made available. 

Agnes Scott College65%45%
Albion College72%60%
Alfred University63%60%
Allegheny College68%49%
Alma College68%39%
American University26%58%
Amherst College14%6%
Appalachian State University68%82%
Arizona State University82%80%
Auburn University81%69%
Augustana College (IL)52%50%
Austin College53%45%
Babson College25%30%
Bard College56%69%
Barnard College17%23%
Bates College23%4%
Baylor University40%85%
Belmont University87%63%
Beloit College70%65%
Bennington College60%15%
Bentley University46%34%
Berea College33%55%
Berry College62%37%
Birmingham Southern College48%27%
Boston College31%26%
Boston University29%49%
Bowdoin College15%3%
Bradley University70%55%
Brandeis University33%40%
Brigham Young University51%48%
Brown University9%5%
Bryant University67%53%
Bryn Mawr College40%13%
Bucknell University30%38%
Butler University73%38%
California Institute of Technology8%3%
California Poly, San Luis Obispo29%18%
Calvin College75%42%
Canisius College78%38%
Carleton College23%6%
Carnegie Mellon University22%10%
Case Western Reserve University35%33%
Catholic University80%51%
Centre College74%41%
Champlain College70%45%
Chapman University54%51%
Christopher Newport University62%61%
Claremont McKenna College9%6%
Clark University55%45%
Clarkson University68%72%
Clemson University51%58%
Coe College50%54%
Colby College19%15%
Colgate University29%18%
College of Charleston84%86%
College of the Atlantic65%81%
College of the Holy Cross38%29%
College of the Ozarks15%8%
College of William and Mary37%41%
Colorado College16%9%
Colorado School of Mines40%47%
Colorado State University78%75%
Columbia University6%8%
Connecticut College35%44%
Cooper Union13%6%
Cornell College71%67%
Cornell University14%19%
Creighton University71%56%
CUNY Baruch College31%51%
CUNY, Brooklyn College37%
CUNY, City College38%49%
CUNY, Hunter College39%29%
Dartmouth College11%4%
Davidson College20%17%
Denison University44%44%
DePaul University70%58%
DePauw University65%37%
Dickinson College43%2%
Drake University69%62%
Drew University57%81%
Drexel University75%55%
Duke University11%4%
Duquesne University74%85%
Earlham College58%50%
East Carolina University70%81%
Eckerd College72%50%
Elizabethtown College73%56%
Elon University60%63%
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University71%49%
Emerson College48%67%
Emory University25%27%
Evergreen State College97%93%
Fairfield University61%33%
Florida Atlantic University60%78%
Florida Gulf Coast University56%71%
Florida Institute of Technology61%39%
Florida International University49%78%
Florida Southern College46%38%
Florida State University58%40%
Fordham University45%49%
Franklin & Marshall College36%31%
Furman University68%55%
George Mason University81%79%
George Washington University40%53%
Georgetown College66%31%
Georgetown University17%12%
Georgia College and State University85%87%
Georgia Institute of Technology26%38%
Georgia State University53%67%
Gettysburg College43%35%
Gonzaga University67%65%
Goucher College79%60%
Grinnell College20%28%
Gustavus Adolphus College65%60%
Hamilton College26%31%
Hampshire College70%64%
Harvard University5%1%
Harvey Mudd College13%4%
Haverford College21%14%
Hendrix College77%41%
High Point University79%47%
Hiram College54%44%
Hobart and William Smith Colleges55%61%
Hofstra University62%62%
Hollins University60%52%
Hood College71%80%
Hope College76%72%
Howard University49%41%
Illinois Institute of Technology57%68%
Illinois Wesleyan University58%43%
Indiana University79%72%
Ithaca College72%56%
James Madison University72%66%
Johns Hopkins University12%16%
Juniata College75%66%
Kalamazoo College66%53%
Kenyon College27%25%
Kettering University72%36%
Knox College65%68%
Lafayette College28%14%
Lake Forest College57%62%
Lawrence University63%57%
Lehigh University26%16%
Lewis & Clark College55%44%
Louisiana State University77%59%
Loyola Marymount University54%41%
Loyola University Chicago73%59%
Loyola University Maryland66%38%
Macalester College37%35%
Marietta College61%38%
Marist College41%72%
Marlboro College96%73%
Marquette University84%72%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology8%4%
McDaniel College78%84%
Messiah College80%71%
Miami University65%48%
Michigan State University66%41%
Middlebury College16%14%
Millsaps College59%82%
Milwaukee School of Engineering66%49%
Mississippi State University71%65%
Morehouse College66%49%
Mount Holyoke College52%42%
Muhlenberg College48%28%
New College of Florida61%64%
New Jersey Institute of Technology59%58%
New York University32%24%
North Carolina State University46%39%
Northeastern University29%39%
Northwestern University11%11%
Oberlin College28%24%
Occidental College46%34%
Oglethorpe University78%
Ohio State University54%67%
Ohio University75%67%
Oregon State University77%63%
Penn State University56%39%
Pepperdine University37%38%
Pitzer College13%9%
Pomona College9%8%
Princeton University7%
Principia College91%55%
Providence College55%50%
Purdue University56%41%
Quinnipiac University76%62%
Ramapo College of New Jersey53%67%
Reed College31%29%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute44%59%
Rhodes College54%30%
Rice University15%13%
Ripon College65%54%
Roanoke College73%54%
Rochester Institute of Technology55%42%
Rockhurst University74%55%
Rollins College61%41%
Rutgers University57%51%
Saint John's University (MN)88%86%
Saint Joseph's University78%46%
Saint Louis University65%42%
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame82%59%
Saint Michael's College77%67%
Samford University91%90%
San Diego State University35%23%
San Francisco State University68%78%
Santa Clara University48%42%
Sarah Lawrence College50%30%
Scripps College30%22%
Seattle University74%43%
Seton Hall University79%80%
Sewanee: University of the South44%31%
Siena College60%42%
Simmons College64%35%
Skidmore College29%40%
Smith College37%28%
Southern Methodist University49%64%
Southwestern University45%25%
Spelman College36%25%
St. Edward's University74%74%
St. John's College, Annapolis53%60%
St. John's College, Santa Fe63%78%
St. Lawrence University43%53%
St. Mary's College of Maryland80%79%
St. Olaf College45%42%
Stanford University5%2%
Stevens Institute of Technology39%24%
Stonehill College73%64%
SUNY Binghamton University41%40%
SUNY Stony Brook41%44%
SUNY University at Buffalo59%65%
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry54%43%
SUNY, Geneseo67%62%
SUNY, Maritime College58%50%
SUNY, New Paltz43%46%
SUNY, Oneonta53%63%
SUNY, Oswego54%58%
SUNY, Purchase College44%55%
SUNY, University at Albany54%55%
Susquehanna University68%38%
Swarthmore College13%14%
Syracuse University52%47%
Temple University52%79%
Texas A&M University66%58%
Texas Christian University38%50%
Texas Tech University63%79%
The College of New Jersey49%46%
The College of Wooster58%50%
Thomas Aquinas College75%
Towson University74%79%
Trinity College33%27%
Trinity University41%39%
Truman State University68%50%
Tufts University14%5%
Tulane University26%33%
Union College37%35%
United States Air Force Academy15%
United States Coast Guard Academy17%
United States Merchant Marine Academy68%
United States Military Academy10%
United States Naval Academy8%
University of Alabama53%55%
University of Arizona79%71%
University of California, Berkeley15%24%
University of California, Davis42%58%
University of California, Irvine41%47%
University of California, Los Angeles18%25%
University of California, Riverside66%58%
University of California, San Diego34%53%
University of California, Santa Barbara36%51%
University of California, Santa Cruz58%57%
University of Central Florida50%69%
University of Chicago8%3%
University of Cincinnati76%59%
University of Colorado Boulder77%69%
University of Connecticut, Storrs53%53%
University of Dallas80%90%
University of Dayton60%25%
University of Delaware65%48%
University of Denver53%42%
University of Evansville71%58%
University of Florida46%40%
University of Georgia54%70%
University of Hawaii at Manoa80%80%
University of Houston59%86%
University of Illinois at Chicago74%46%
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign60%44%
University of Iowa84%71%
University of Kansas93%88%
University of Kentucky89%56%
University of Louisville73%77%
University of Maine90%89%
University of Mary Washington74%60%
University of Maryland48%51%
University of Maryland, Baltimore County57%79%
University of Massachusetts Amherst60%61%
University of Miami38%48%
University of Michigan29%38%
University of Minnesota44%41%
University of Minnesota, Morris58%47%
University of Mississippi78%63%
University of Missouri, Columbia75%62%
University of Missouri, Kansas City62%49%
University of Montana92%73%
University of Nebraska-Lincoln75%53%
University of New Hampshire76%65%
University of North Carolina at Asheville78%87%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill27%45%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte62%89%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro74%76%
University of North Carolina at Wilmington72%79%
University of North Texas72%80%
University of Notre Dame19%24%
University of Oklahoma71%67%
University of Oregon78%60%
University of Pennsylvania9%9%
University of Pittsburgh55%50%
University of Portland61%65%
University of Puget Sound79%46%
University of Redlands75%57%
University of Rhode Island71%60%
University of Richmond32%50%
University of Rochester38%41%
University of San Diego51%60%
University of San Francisco71%71%
University of Scranton75%52%
University of South Carolina68%57%
University of South Florida47%62%
University of Southern California17%27%
University of St. Thomas (MN)83%80%
University of Tennessee77%66%
University of Texas at Austin40%39%
University of Texas at Dallas68%70%
University of Tulsa37%52%
University of Utah76%74%
University of Vermont69%68%
University of Virginia30%39%
University of Washington45%43%
University of Wisconsin53%46%
Ursinus College82%55%
Vanderbilt University11%29%
Vassar College27%12%
Villanova University44%39%
Virginia Tech71%50%
Wabash College63%20%
Wake Forest University30%23%
Warren Wilson College82%80%
Washington & Jefferson College46%19%
Washington and Lee University24%25%
Washington State University72%72%
Washington University17%20%
Wellesley College30%18%
Wentworth Institute of Technology71%60%
Wesleyan University18%28%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania64%61%
Westmont College83%81%
Wheaton College (IL)79%78%
Wheaton College (MA)62%35%
Whitman College51%35%
Whittier College69%64%
Williams College18%5%
Wittenberg University78%51%
Wofford College70%55%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute48%27%
Xavier University69%42%
Yale University6%2%
Yeshiva University80%52%
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