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Top 20 schools with reasonable transfer acceptance rates

ckmets13ckmets13 Posts: 2,294Registered User Senior Member
edited October 2012 in Transfer Students
Im applying to ND and UChicago, do any other top 20 schools have somewhat reasonable transfer admissions rates (15-20% or higher i guess)? sometimes its very hard to find this info on the school websites
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  • 'tisthetruth'tisthetruth Posts: 865. Member
    Northwestern. Used to hover around 30% but last year, the rate went down to 17% (if I remember correctly).
  • kjanebarnumkjanebarnum Posts: 394Registered User Member
    I believe WUSTL's hovers somewhere around 30%.
  • nspedsnspeds Posts: 5,382- Senior Member
    If you don't mind dipping a little out of the top 20 to 23, Georgetown has a decent admit rate. There is no real substantive difference between being ranked 23 and being ranked 20.
  • dhl3dhl3 Posts: 2,666Registered User Senior Member
    WUSTL is one of the most over-rated schools in the nation.
  • 'tisthetruth'tisthetruth Posts: 865. Member
    What is Georgetown's acceptance rate for transfers?
  • nspedsnspeds Posts: 5,382- Senior Member
    It is usually around 23%-24%, though the admissions committee intends to increase the percentage this year.

    (That rate is for the college. I think the SFS is something like 23%, MSB 27% (or higher), and I do not know about the NHS).
  • TerrarumOrbisTerrarumOrbis Posts: 317Registered User Member
    nspeds- Your "though the admissions committee intends to increase the percentage this year" nearly made my evening! May I inquire as to where you acquired this lovely tidbit of information?
  • nspedsnspeds Posts: 5,382- Senior Member
    nspeds- Your "though the admissions committee intends to increase the percentage this year" nearly made my evening! May I inquire as to where you acquired this lovely tidbit of information?

    Ummm... I believe there was a WSJ article on Georgetown's increasing the "admitted students slots" to 375. Keep in mind that we receive, annually, upwards of 1,400 applications for, I believe, 200 slots.

    If this is true, and I think it is, you can thank the current transfer students; rumor has it that they tend to have the higher GPAs on campus, when compared to the performance of incoming freshmen. Also, since Georgetown does not guarantee housing for all four years, they can afford to admit more students even when there might not be enough room.

    At any rate, that we intend to admit more is definitely welcoming considering the trend of higher selectivity at elite schools from year to year.

    Actually, I think Harvard admitted more last year than they did the years before. Whatever.
  • ckmets13ckmets13 Posts: 2,294Registered User Senior Member
    thanks

    what about cornell? i know they give out a lot of GTs, so it skews their stats, but does anyone know an estimate of how many people get in through traditional transfers (CAS specifically)?
  • gomestargomestar Posts: 4,699Registered User Senior Member
    Cornell is listed as around 30% - though this usually includes the GT's into the numbers. REAL estimates shouldn't be substantially lower, though.

    CAS, on the other hand, took 8% last year
  • ckmets13ckmets13 Posts: 2,294Registered User Senior Member
    ughh, why does CAS have to be so much harder haha
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    WUSTL is one of the most over-rated schools in the nation.

    Oh Lord...please don't start that crap.

    From what I've found, the "top schools" (top 20 doesn't really mean anything, like Nspeds said) with the best transfer rates relative to their quality are:

    UPenn
    Chicago
    WUSTL
    Rice
    Emory
    Notre Dame
    Georgetown

    And if you like liberal arts colleges:

    Swarthmore
    Reed
    Wesleyan
    Wellesley
    Claremont McKenna
    Grinnell
  • nspedsnspeds Posts: 5,382- Senior Member
    Georgetown's overall transfer rate is somewhat deceiving; one should construe Georgetown as four separate schools, each with their own policies and their own allowances for how many students they will admit. For instance, I would argue that transferring into the SFS is definitely more difficult than transferring into all the universities listed above except for UPenn. Transferring into the college is about on par with transferring to ND, Rice, WUSTL, and Chicago, but harder than transferring into Emory and easier than transferring into UPenn.
  • thefreshprincethefreshprince Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    One must also remember that Chicago does have a relatively high acceptance rate, but it also has a very self selective applicant pool
  • shpeelshpeel Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    Brand: excuse my ignorance but when you say Claremond McKenna do you mean all Claremont colleges? As in.. Pomona as well?
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