According to the Office of Admissions site, Wesleyan admits about 60 transfer students each year.
They are coming from countries as far away as India, China and Italy and from states as diverse as Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Hawaii and Maine. Transferring from schools such as Georgetown, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Colgate, Tulane, Vanderbilt, UPenn and Bard
I’m not sure those states themselves are the most diverse, but they are a diverse assortment of states. Also, some of these transfers seem like they came from decently reputable colleges so kudos to us – I’ll take that as a compliment. It would be pretty interesting to compare that to a list of schools people transferred to away from Wes, but hopefully there’s not that many to mention in the first place (we do have a pretty decent retention rate*). I don’t think we’ll ever get such a list from the administration anyway.
Hopefully the Class of 2012 sheds some light on its transfers too.
So, while the administration photoshops some headshots into the class picture above, let’s welcome some new members of the Wes community we can’t say “GTFO frosh” to.
*It’s 95% according to Wesleyan’s College Board College Search profile.