The University of Pennsylvania received a record 2,951 transfer applications this past admission season. Consequently, the school also a record-low transfer acceptance rate of 5.9%. Of the 174 transfer applicants admitted, 116 will enroll this fall. Hence, Penn’s transfer yield is 66.7%. While the transfer acceptance rate is lower, the transfer yield closely mirrors the 67.3% yield for the freshman applicant pool.
If you are unhappy at your current school and considering a transfer, there are options. So don’t despair. However, if you are still in high school, consider this one more reason why you want to put your very best effort into your senior year applications when you will be competing for the largest number of spots.