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best/easiest top school to transfer to

transfermenowtransfermenow Posts: 3Registered User New Member
edited October 2008 in College Search & Selection
out of the top 25 or so colleges in the US, which one has the easiest, most streamlined process of transfer admission?
for example, i'd put harvard as a no on this forum because they accept <5% of the transfer applicants, and make it known that it is hard to transfer.

what i am looking for is the opposite. help!
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Replies to: best/easiest top school to transfer to

  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Posts: 8,093Registered User Senior Member
    Hmm... UCLA, probably. I think it had 40% acceptance rate for transfers in recent years. It even has a guarantee option (well, nearly so):

    The Daily Bruin - Transfer hopefuls tap program for assistance

    It was 36% this year.

    UCLA Undergrad Admissions: Profile of Admitted Transfer Students, Fall 2008
  • pinkpineapplepinkpineapple Posts: 332Registered User Member
    probably Cornell...in addition to the Guaranteed Transfer program they accept quite a few. LACs are probably quite difficult as are any very small schools...Dartmouth, Brown. Princeton has no transfers. Anyway, it's not IMPOSSIBLE for the smaller schools, it's just the larger ones tend to have more open spaces even with the same attrition rate.
  • MilkmagnMilkmagn Posts: 711Registered User Member
    Dartmouth, Brown. Princeton has no transfers.
    Well, I know someone this year who got into brown as a transfer from Gtown

    To the OP: Well, it's impossible to transfer into Harvard because they no longer accept transfer applications
  • coolman123coolman123 Posts: 458Registered User Member
    Be careful with Cornell though, I'm pretty sure the higher acceptance rate for transfers includes the Guarenteed Transfers (so it's misleading)
  • crs1909crs1909 Posts: 1,217Registered User Senior Member
    Top Private Schools with transfer acceptance rates above 20%...Cornell, Emory, Georgetown, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Rice, USC, Vandy, Wake Forest, WUSTL

    Top Publics with transfer acceptance rates around 40%: Michigan, UCLA, UNC, UVA
    (Berkeley's transfer acceptance rate is closer to 30%)
    *UNC doesn't take residency into consideration for Transfer Applicants
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    The top publics, UNC, Michigan, UCB, UCLA, UVA are comparatively easy compared to their peers.
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Posts: 8,093Registered User Senior Member
    To the OP: Well, it's impossible to transfer into Harvard because they no longer accept transfer applications

    I believe Harvard only put a 2-year moratorium on transfers.
    Berkeley's transfer acceptance rate is closer to 30%

    Its transfer acceptance rate was 24% this year, I think. (Comparable to its freshman acceptance rate--21%).
    The top publics, UNC, Michigan, UCB, UCLA, UVA are comparatively easy compared to their peers.

    Depends on what you mean by 'peers'--elitist view or realistic view? ;)
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Posts: 4,232Registered User Senior Member
    Michigan is very easy to transfer into.
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    The publics are the easiest to transfer into among the top 25 schools.
  • danasdanas Posts: 1,781Registered User Senior Member
    Milkmagn...
    The poster put a period between Brown and Princeton.
  • MondoMondo Posts: 985Registered User Member
    Princeton and Harvard are the toughest- in the sense that they don't accept any!

    I also know of someone who transferred into Brown this year- from NYU.
    Publics are the easiest and I heard good things about Cornell BUT I know that there was someone on this forum who didn't get Cornell transfer but got Chicago/Notre Dame- so I don't really know how easy Cornell is.
  • crs1909crs1909 Posts: 1,217Registered User Senior Member
    Berkeley's transfer rate for the Fall 07 entering class was almost exactly 30%.

    Transfer Students
    Total number of transfer students who applied: 11,041
    Total number of transfer students who were admitted: 3,311

    College Search - University of California: Berkeley - Cal - Admission

    Berkeley's #s from 07...

    Non-Resident Applicants........330
    Non-Resident Acceptance......32
    Non-Resident Acceptance %...10%

    http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/transfer.asp


    From what I've seen on CC, Berkeley and UCLA are really hard to get into from OOS, whereas Michigan and UVA are a little bit easier. UNC is by far the easiest Top 30 Public to get into as a transfer.
  • rjkofnovirjkofnovi Posts: 8,663Registered User Senior Member
    My niece had a 3.9 cumulative GPA at MSU in honors classes after her sophomore year and she couldn't transfer into LSA at U-M. Michigan is NOT an easy school to transfer into.
  • danasdanas Posts: 1,781Registered User Senior Member
    The first two things I think of are (1) anti MSU bias on the part of Michigan or, (2) a "gentleman's agreement" not to poach MSUs top students.
    I have no first hand information about Michigan's practices.
  • Fuzzylogic2525Fuzzylogic2525 Posts: 321Registered User Member
    ^agree with a bove poster, something is def fishy about the transfers between MSU and Umich, i know some kids with 3.2's who transfer into engineering and 4.0 's who didn't get into LSA??????
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