Transfer-Friendly Colleges

shutterstock_49676326Year-to-year variability in college yield rates and retention rates can make applying for transfer an unpredictable endeavor; however, some selective colleges are consistently transfer-friendly. Transfer-friendly colleges admit a relatively high percentage of transfer applicants, and occasionally have transfer acceptance rates that are higher than acceptance rates for the freshman applicant pool.

College students earning excellent freshman-year and/or sophomore-year grades and who can effectively articulate their reasons for wanting to transfer may have a decent chance of earning admission at the following competitive and transfer-friendly colleges:

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colorado College
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lehigh University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Sewanee: University of the South
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wesleyan University

Have questions or need advice? College Transitions counselors have guided college freshman and sophomores through the transfer admissions process for nearly fifteen years and have helped them earned admission at America’s most competitive institutions, including most in the list above, as well as other colleges with more stringent transfer admission standards.  Student seeking assistance with their transfer applications are encouraged to contact us at 706-389-9936 or at, or they can complete our free consultation request form.

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