Notre Dame and Stonehill were actually both founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross. Stonehill has excellent academic programs, including a joint engineering program with Notre Dame. Since the vast majority of students (85% from IPEDS) that attend Stonehill stay and graduate from there rather than transfer out, it looks like they don't have many transfers to go by to guage your chances.
Have you already been accepted to ND or Emory this year and are trying to save $$ for a couple of years, or are you trying to decide between other schools (and Stonehill) with the possibility of transfer after one or two years?
If it is the first, you may want to just go with the school that is the best fit for you (if you have sufficient resources) and not risk the transfer app. If it's the second, the same applies regarding fit, and doing well at any school you choose to attend may potentially help your transfer options.
Good luck with your decision!
Last edited by Omicron99; 04-20-2012 at 09:26 AM.