Colleges with Highest Transfer Acceptance Rates

October 17, 2009 in Admissions, All Transfers, Community College Articles, Four-Year Transfer Articles, Stats

Just added numbers for the colleges with the highest transfer acceptance rates.

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As always, take the numbers with a grain of salt. The numbers change each year, but these should give you a sense of some of the particularly transfer friendly colleges out there.

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4 responses to Colleges with Highest Transfer Acceptance Rates

  1. I have a few questions. Does the rank of the school you currently attend play a big factor when looking into transferring? (ex. Would a student with a 3.5 GPA at the University of Maryland have a better chance of transferring to another college than a student with a 3.5 GPA at the University of Alabama?). Also, how difficult is it to transfer to schools such as the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and Syracuse University from out of state? Where can you find the transfer acceptance rate for certain schools? And lastly, are there any pointers you can give to help make me a strong transfer applicant?


  2. Hello, I’m a student currently attending Harbor Community College, and of course with determination and hard work, I was simply wondering…..would I have the slightest change of getting in to a great school such as my dream school, Stanford University?

  3. @Matt: The rank of the school doesn’t play a factor per se, but the context of your grades does matter. If you’re in a program, for example, that is known for hard grading, or if you’re at a school that’s known for rampant grade inflation, then that is taken into account.

    Re: the question about the odds of transferring from out of state, the answer we usually get from admissions officers is that your out of state status only matters in a tie-breaking sense. That is, if there happens to be two identical students with the same GPA, the same level of extracurricular involvement, etc., but one is applying to transfer from out of state and the other is applying form in state, then the in state student may be favored because the state school’s mission is to primarily serve students from that state.

    Re: transfer acceptance rates. We’ve got them right here: For other schools, try

    Re: pointers to make you a strong applicant, check out the rest of the site!

  4. @Nelly: Everyone obviously has some chance, no matter what school you’re attending. The basic key is to make yourself stand out in a crowded pack. A LOT of people apply to transfer to Stanford each year. Last year, that number was 1,302 and 25 students were accepted. What makes you special?

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