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Most Popular Colleges for Transfer Students

List by College Confidential
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Already a college student but interested in transferring to another school? You aren’t alone. Many students start out at local community colleges and local universities before deciding to transfer to a larger university or move to a school away from home. Some universities are well known for the high number of transfer students they accept. Here is a list of the top 20 most popular colleges that students transfer to each year.

University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland Global Campus has 9,513 enrolled transfer students. For students transferring to the university, admission is noncompetitive. Transfer students can enroll during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • University of South Florida

    Of 47,080 enrolled undergraduate students at the University of South Florida, 8,210 students transferred to the university. Transfer students can enroll in USF during the fall, spring, and summer terms.

  • Metropolitan State University

    Metropolitan State University has 7,593 total enrolled undergraduate students and 6,943 of those students transferred to the university. For transfer students, acceptance to Metropolitan State is minimally difficult. Transfer students can enroll in Metropolitan State University during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • California State University, Northridge

    At California State University, Northridge 6,727 students of the total 34,703 enrolled undergraduates are transfer students. For students transferring to the university, admission is moderately difficult. Transfer students can enroll in CSU Northridge during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Florida International University

    Florida International University has 6,517 enrolled transfer students. For students transferring to Florida International, admission is moderately difficult. Students transferring to Florida International University can enroll during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • University of Central Florida

    University of Central Florida has 6,517 enrolled transfer students and transfer student admission is moderately difficult. UCF transfer students can enroll during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison

    Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison has a total of 14,259 enrolled undergraduate students including 5,769 enrolled transfer students. Transfer students can enroll in Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • The University of Texas at Arlington

    UT Arlington has 5,697 enrolled transfer students of a total 29,883 undergraduate students. At UT Arlington, transfer student admission is moderately difficult. Students can transfer to UT Arlington during the fall, winter, spring, and summer terms.

  • California State University, Long Beach

    Of the 33,919 total enrolled undergraduates at CSU Long Beach, 5,093 are transfer students. Students transferring to CSU Long Beach can enroll during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Valencia College

    Valencia College has 5,036 enrolled transfer students. Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis and transfer students can enroll in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

  • Valencia College
    Orlando, FL
  • California State University, Fullerton

    California State University, Fullerton has 4,867 enrolled transfer students. Transfer admission at CSU Fullerton is minimally difficult. Transfer students can enroll in CSU Fullerton during the fall and spring semesters.

  • University of Houston

    University of Houston has 4,614 enrolled transfer students. For students transferring to the University of Houston, admission is moderately difficult. Transfer students can enroll at University of Houston for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • University of Houston
    Houston, TX
  • Arizona State University at Tempe

    ASU Tempe has 4,508 transfer students and transfer admission is moderately difficult. Transfer students can enroll in ASU Tempe during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • San Diego State University

    There are 4,482 enrolled transfer students at San Diego State University. Transfer admission at SDSU is very difficult. Enrollment is open to transfer students for fall term.

  • San Jose State University

    San Jose State University has a transfer enrollment of 4,321. SJSU admission for transfer students is moderately difficult. Transfer students can enroll for fall and spring terms.

  • California State University, Sacramento

    CSU Sacramento has 4,242 enrolled transfer students. Transfer students can enroll in CSU Sacramento during the fall and spring semesters.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has 4,215 enrolled transfer students and transfer admission is moderately difficult. Cal Poly Pomona transfer students can enroll during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • University of North Texas

    University of North Texas has 3,793 transfer students and transfer admission is moderately difficult. At UNT, transfer students can enroll during the fall, spring, and summer terms.

  • California State University, Los Angeles

    At CSU Los Angeles transfer admission is moderately difficult and there are 3,388 enrolled transfer students. Students transferring to CSU Los Angeles can enroll during the fall and spring semesters.

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Admission to UCLA as a transfer student is very difficult. There are 3,788 enrolled transfer students at UCLA and transfer students can enroll during the fall semester.

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