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It is hard enough to get into top colleges as it is, but when you are looking to transfer, it is unfortunately even harder.

Some schools only accept a small handful of students each year with acceptance rates under 1%, more competitive than any freshmen pool.

And while I encourage applying to the school of your dreams even when it is a long shot, it is good to round out your list with schools that have plenty of open spots.

Luckily there are some great schools that have hundreds or even thousands of spots available each year.

Here is a list of many of the top colleges in the United States and the number of spots they opened up to transfer students entering in the fall of 2015.

While these numbers change from year to year, this list will provide you a good starting point for determining which schools offer you the best shot of transfer admission.

 

Alabama

 

University of Alabama

Transfer students applying: 4,926

Students accepted: 2,770

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 56%

 

Alaska

 

University of Alaska – Fairbanks

Transfer students applying: 841

Students accepted: 711

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 84.5%

 

Arizona

 

Arizona State University – Tempe

Transfer students applying: 7,428

Students accepted: 5,887

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 79%

 

University of Arizona

Transfer students applying: 5,109

Students accepted: 3,628

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 71%

 

Arkansas

 

Hendrix College

Transfer students applying: 61

Students accepted: 25

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 41%

 

University of Arkansas

Transfer students applying: 3,755

Students accepted: 2,368

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 63%

 

California

 

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Transfer students applying: 184

Students accepted: 8

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 4%

 

Harvey Mudd College

Transfer students applying: 110

Students accepted: 7

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 6%

 

Claremont Mckenna College

Transfer students applying: 450

Students accepted: 74

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 16%

 

Occidental College

Transfer students applying: 421

Students accepted: 110

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 26%

 

Pepperdine University

Transfer students applying: 697

Students accepted: 289

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 41%

 

Pitzer College

Transfer students applying: 278

Students accepted: 32

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 12%

 

Pomona College

Transfer students applying: 356

Students accepted: 20

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 6%

 

Stanford University

Transfer students applying: 2,023

Students accepted: 20

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 1%

 

University of California – Berkeley

Transfer students applying: 17,251

Students accepted: 3,271

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 19%

 

University of California – Davis (UCD)

Transfer students applying: 15,335

Students accepted: 14,419

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 94%

 

University of California – Irvine (UCI)

Transfer students applying: 17,014

Students accepted: 7,532

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 44%

Freshman Acceptance Rate: 39%

 

University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)

Transfer students applying: 20,075

Students accepted: 5,188

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 26%

 

University of California – San Diego (UCSD)

Transfer students applying: 1,647

Students accepted: 1,032

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 63%

 

University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Transfer students applying: 14,808

Students accepted: 6,946

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 47%

 

University of Southern California (USC)

Transfer students applying: 8,179

Students accepted: 2,483

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 30%

 

Colorado

 

Colorado College

Transfer students applying: 410

Students accepted: 57

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 14%

 

Colorado School of Mines

Transfer students applying: 2,639

Students accepted: 1,818

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 69%

 

University of Colorado – Boulder

Transfer students applying: 2,803

Students accepted: 1,883

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 67%

 

Connecticut

 

Connecticut College

Transfer students applying: 176

Students accepted: 75

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

Trinity College

Transfer students applying: 226

Students accepted: 61

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 27%

 

University of Connecticut

Transfer students applying: 2,866

Students accepted: 1,505

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 53%

 

Quinnipiac University

Transfer students applying: 1,150

Students accepted: 612

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 53%

 

Wesleyan University

Transfer students applying: 460

Students accepted: 150

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 33%

 

Yale University

Transfer students applying: 1,250

Students accepted: 28

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 2%

 

Delaware

 

University of Delaware

Transfer students applying: 1396

Students accepted: 664

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 48%

 

District of Columbia (Washington DC)

 

American University

Transfer students applying: 1,551

Students accepted: 980

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 63%

 

Georgetown University

Transfer students applying: 2,056

Students accepted: 285

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 14%

 

George Washington University

Transfer students applying: 2,251

Students accepted: 1,211

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 54%

 

Florida

 

New College of Florida

Transfer students applying: 113

Students accepted: 60

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 53%

 

University of Florida

Transfer students applying: 7,999

Students accepted: 3,047

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 38%

 

University of Miami

Transfer students applying: 2,568

Students accepted: 1,476

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 57%

 

Georgia

 

Emory University

Transfer students applying: 954

Students accepted: 264

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 28%

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Transfer students applying: 1,685

Students accepted: 591

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 35%

 

University of Georgia

Transfer students applying: 2,642

Students accepted: 1,728

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 65%

 

Hawaii

 

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Transfer students applying: 267

Students accepted: 227

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 85%

 

Idaho

 

The College of Idaho

Transfer students applying: 102

Students accepted: 96

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 94%

 

Illinois

 

Knox College

Transfer students applying: 101

Students accepted: 55

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 54%

 

Northwestern University

Transfer students applying: 1791

Students accepted: 213

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 12%

 

University of Chicago

Transfer students applying: 790

Students accepted: 43

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 5%

 

University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Transfer students applying: 4,704

Students accepted: 2,100

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 45%

 

Indiana

 

Earlham College

Transfer students applying: 96

Students accepted: 50

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 52%

 

Indiana University – Bloomington

Transfer students applying: 2,639

Students accepted: 1,818

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 69%

 

University of Notre Dame

Transfer students applying: 640

Students accepted: 164

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 26%

 

Purdue University

Transfer students applying: 2,869

Students accepted: 1,163

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 41%

 

Iowa

 

Cornell College

Transfer students applying: 135

Students accepted: 97

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 72%

 

Grinnell College

Transfer students applying: 156

Students accepted: 38

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 24%

 

Iowa State University

Transfer students applying: 3,859

Students accepted: 2,922

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 76%

 

University of Iowa

Transfer students applying: 3,368

Students accepted: 2,158

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 64%

 

Kansas

 

University of Kansas

Transfer students applying: 2,228

Students accepted: 1,902

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 85%

 

Kentucky

 

Centre College

Transfer students applying: 36

Students accepted: 14

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 39%

 

University of Louisville

Transfer students applying: 2,596

Students accepted: 1,945

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 75%

 

University of Kentucky

Transfer students applying: 2,751

Students accepted: 1,529

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 56%

 

Louisiana

 

Tulane University

Transfer students applying: 990

Students accepted: 385

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 39%

 

Maine

 

Bowdoin College

Transfer students applying: 192

Students accepted: 5

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 3%

 

Colby College

Transfer students applying: 205

Students accepted: 23

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 11%

 

 

College of the Atlantic

Transfer students applying: 58

Students accepted: 47

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 81%

 

University of Maine

Transfer students applying: 938

Students accepted: 868

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 93%

 

Maryland

 

Johns Hopkins University

Transfer students applying: 1,173

Students accepted: 153

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 13%

 

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Transfer students applying: 230

Students accepted: 164

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 71%

 

University of Maryland

Transfer students applying: 6,358

Students accepted: 3,501

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 55%

 

Massachusetts

 

Amherst College

Transfer students applying: 452

Students accepted: 36

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 8%

 

Boston College

Transfer students applying: 1,467

Students accepted: 318

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 22%

 

Boston University

Transfer students applying: 3,547

Students accepted: 1,575

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 44%

 

Brandeis University

Transfer students applying: 568

Students accepted: 172

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 30%

 

Clark University

Transfer students applying: 266

Students accepted: 103

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 39%

 

Harvard University

Transfer students applying: 1,429

Students accepted: 21

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 1.5%

 

Smith College

Transfer students applying: 274

Students accepted: 95

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 35%

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Transfer students applying: 490

Students accepted: 22

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 4%

 

Mount Holyoke College

Transfer students applying: 334

Students accepted: 143

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

Northeastern University

Transfer students applying: 3,242

Students accepted: 1,173

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 36%

 

Tufts University

Transfer students applying: 957

Students accepted: 175

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 18%

 

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Transfer students applying: 2,397

Students accepted: 1,939

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 81%

 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Transfer students applying: 267

Students accepted: 88

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 33%

 

Wellesley College

Transfer students applying: 196

Students accepted: 36

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 18%

 

Williams College

Transfer students applying: 258

Students accepted: 4

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 2%

 

Michigan

 

Kalamazoo College

Transfer students applying: 62

Students accepted: 33

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 53%

 

Michigan State University

Transfer students applying: 5,085

Students accepted: 2,098

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 41%

 

University of Michigan

Transfer students applying: 3,604

Students accepted: 1,286

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 36%

 

Minnesota

 

Carleton College

Transfer students applying: 224

Students accepted: 14

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 6%

 

Macalester College

Transfer students applying: 141

Students accepted: 17

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 12%

 

St. Olaf College

Transfer students applying: 135

Students accepted: 51

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 38%

 

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Transfer students applying: 9,005

Students accepted: 3,284

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 36%

 

Mississippi

 

Mississippi State University

Transfer students applying: 1,676

Students accepted: 1,111

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 66%

 

Missouri

 

Washington University – St. Louis

Transfer students applying: 948

Students accepted: 138

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 15%

 

Montana

 

Carroll College

Transfer students applying: 140

Students accepted: 72

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 51%

 

Nebraska

 

Creighton University

Transfer students applying: 200

Students accepted: 108

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 54%

 

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Transfer students applying: 1,710

Students accepted: 1,168

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 68%

 

Nevada

 

University of Nevada at Reno

Transfer students applying: 2,617

Students accepted: 2,205

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 84%

 

New Hampshire

 

Dartmouth University

Transfer students applying: 751

Students accepted: 29

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 4%

 

University of New Hampshire

Transfer students applying: 1,473

Students accepted: 936

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 64%

 

New Jersey

 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Transfer students applying: 254

Students accepted: 83

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 33%

 

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Transfer students applying: 9,420

Students accepted: 4,711

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 50%

 

New Mexico

 

New Mexico State University

Transfer students applying: 1,897

Students accepted: 1,243

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 66%

 

University of New Mexico

Transfer students applying: 3,287

Students accepted: 1,729

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 53%

 

New York

 

Barnard College

Transfer students applying: 590

Students accepted: 120

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 20%

 

Colgate College

Transfer students applying: 306

Students accepted: 55

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 18%

 

Cornell University

Transfer students applying: 4,117

Students accepted: 766

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 19%

 

Cooper Union

Transfer students applying: 213

Students accepted: 14

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 7%

 

Fordham University

Transfer students applying: 1,759

Students accepted: 853

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 48%

 

Hamilton College

Transfer students applying: 168

Students accepted: 49

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 29%

 

Hofstra University

Transfer students applying: 2,084

Students accepted: 1,280

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 61%

 

New York University (NYU)

Transfer students applying: 7,685

Students accepted: 2,125

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 28%

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Transfer students applying: 521

Students accepted: 293

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 56%

 

Sarah Lawrence College

Transfer students applying: 194

Students accepted: 68

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 35%

 

Skidmore College

Transfer students applying: 184

Students accepted: 80

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

St. Lawrence University

Transfer students applying: 88

Students accepted: 53

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 60%

 

Syracuse University

Transfer students applying: 1,853

Students accepted: 896

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 48%

 

Union College

Transfer students applying: 230

Students accepted: 87

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 28%

 

Vassar College

Transfer students applying: 260

Students accepted: 28

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 11%

 

Yeshiva University

Transfer students applying: 63

Students accepted: 38

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 60%

 

North Carolina

 

Davidson College

Transfer students applying: 125

Students accepted: 27

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 22%

 

Duke University

Transfer students applying: 1,133

Students accepted: 56

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 5%

 

University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill

Transfer students applying: 2,735

Students accepted: 1,215

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 44%

 

Wake Forest University

Transfer students applying: 349

Students accepted: 74

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 21%

 

North Dakota

 

University of Jamestown

Transfer students applying: 200

Students accepted: 102

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 51%

 

Ohio

Case Western University

Transfer students applying: 442

Students accepted: 138

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 31%

 

Denison University

Transfer students applying: 95

Students accepted: 42

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 44%

 

Kenyon College

Transfer students applying: 129

Students accepted: 41

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 32%

 

Oberlin College

Transfer students applying: 368

Students accepted: 80

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 22%

 

Ohio State University

Transfer students applying: 5,258

Students accepted: 4,520

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 86%

 

Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma State University

Transfer students applying: 3,335

Students accepted: 2,287

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 69%

 

Oregon

 

University of Oregon

Transfer students applying: 3,734

Students accepted: 2,266

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 61%

 

Willamette University

Transfer students applying: 394

Students accepted: 102

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 26%

 

Pennsylvania

 

Bryn Mawr College

Transfer students applying: 144

Students accepted: 23

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 16%

 

Bucknell University

Transfer students applying: 207

Students accepted: 48

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 23%

 

Carnegie Mellon

Transfer students applying: 831

Students accepted: 84

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 10%

 

Dickinson College

Transfer students applying: 118

Students accepted: 6

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 5%

 

Gettysburg College

Transfer students applying: 164

Students accepted: 28

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 17%

 

Haverford College

Transfer students applying: 159

Students accepted: 24

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 41%

 

Lafayette College

Transfer students applying: 162

Students accepted: 31

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 19%

 

Lehigh University

Transfer students applying: 583

Students accepted: 85

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 15%

 

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

Transfer students applying: 2,081

Students accepted: 889

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

Swarthmore College

Transfer students applying: 212

Students accepted: 18

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 8%

 

Temple University

Transfer students applying: 4,839

Students accepted: 3,941

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 81%

 

University of Pennsylvania

Transfer students applying: 2,491

Students accepted: 210

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 8%

 

University of Pittsburgh

Transfer students applying: 2,453

Students accepted: 1,219

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 50%

 

Ursinis College

Transfer students applying: 53

Students accepted: 27

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 51%

 

Rhode Island

 

Brown University

Transfer students applying: 1,816

Students accepted: 162

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 9%

 

University of Rhode Island

Transfer students applying: 1,379

Students accepted: 915

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 66%

 

South Carolina

 

Clemson University

Transfer students applying: 2,964

Students accepted: 1,791

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 60%

 

University of South Carolina

Transfer students applying: 4,476

Students accepted: 2,503

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 56%

 

South Dakota

 

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Transfer students applying: 325

Students accepted: 220

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 68%

 

Tennessee

 

University of Tennessee

Transfer students applying: 3,491

Students accepted: 2,299

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 66%

 

Vanderbilt University

Transfer students applying: 1,308

Students accepted: 419

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 32%

 

Texas

Baylor University

Transfer students applying: 1,300

Students accepted: 1,154

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 89%

 

Rice University

Transfer students applying: 559

Students accepted: 81

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 14%

 

Texas A&M University

Transfer students applying: 6,340

Students accepted: 3,612

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 57%

 

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Transfer students applying: 1,009

Students accepted: 671

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 67%

 

University of Texas at Austin

Transfer students applying: 8,197

Students accepted: 3,499

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

Utah

 

Brigham Young University (BYU) – Provo

Transfer students applying: 2,340

Students accepted: 996

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 43%

 

Vermont

 

Bennington College

Transfer students applying: 77

Students accepted: 40

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 52%

 

Champlain College

Transfer students applying: 346

Students accepted: 181

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 52%

 

Middlebury College

Transfer students applying: 318

Students accepted: 39

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 12%

 

St. Michael’s College

Transfer students applying: 93

Students accepted: 65

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 70%

 

University of Vermont

Transfer students applying: 1,874

Students accepted: 1,370

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 73%

 

Virginia

George Mason University

Transfer students applying: 2,251

Students accepted: 1,211

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 54%

 

University of Virginia

Transfer students applying: 2,498

Students accepted: 1,004

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 40%

 

College of William & Mary

Transfer students applying: 910

Students accepted: 411

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 45%

 

Washington

 

University of Washington

Transfer students applying: 5,953

Students accepted: 2,267

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 38%

 

West Virginia

West Virginia University

Transfer students applying: 2,435

Students accepted: 1,590

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 65%

 

Wisconsin

Beloit College

Transfer students applying: 124

Students accepted: 60

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 48%

 

Lawrence University

Transfer students applying: 112

Students accepted: 64

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 57%

 

Marquette University

Transfer students applying: 598

Students accepted: 379

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 63%

 

University of Wisconsin

Transfer students applying: 4,620

Students accepted: 2,149

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 47%

 

Wyoming

 

University of Wyoming

Transfer students applying: 1,725

Students accepted: 1,641

Transfer Acceptance Rate: 95%

 

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