Doctor. Innovator. Scientist. Ambassador. Supreme Court Justice.

There should be no limits for motivated students with big dreams.
Yet, nationwide:

ONLY 3%

3% of students at the most selective colleges come from low-income families.

75%

75% of students at these institutions come from upper-income families.

With access to the same resources and support their peers enjoy, low-income students are just as successful.

Our Program

Why We Do It

Getting into college is a full-time job even for prep schoolers who have resources and connections. Imagine the challenge for students at overcrowded high schools with over-burdened college counselors, who are the first in their families to go to college.

Without help, it’s nearly impossible to grasp:

  • The variety of prestigious schools
  • The opportunities for financial aid
  • The complexities of the application process

That’s where we come in.

How We Do It

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Each student is assigned a dedicated college counselor to guide them through the process from application to graduation.

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Each student receives up to 100 hours of intensive SAT prep from 10 outstanding SAT instructors.

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For every dollar we raise, College Match generates a return on investment of 2,000% in total financial assistance for our students.

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Beyond the Diploma

Meet Rosa High School: Franklin High School in Highland Park, Los Angeles College: Yale B.A. 2009, Tufts M.S. 2013, Ross University School of Medicine M.D. 2017 with highest honors Career: OB/GYN, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago. Rosa ignored when people said you won't be able to be a doctor and instead made it happen. After Yale, Tufts and medical school: "Now I get to call myself Dr. Rosa Avila." Read Full Story
Meet Antonio High School: David Starr Jordan High School in South Central Los Angeles College: Yale B.A. 2011, Berkeley School of Law J.D. 2014 Career: Morrison & Foerster, Federal Judicial Clerkship, Government of Malawi. Growing up, Antonio saw injustice in his community and the legal system. Today, he wants every community to have a voice when decisions are made that will affect them. Read Full Story
Meet Joshua High School: Garfield High School in East Los Angeles College: Pomona College B.A. 2013 Career: Fulbright scholar in Mexico, worked on immigration issues at the White House, marketing analytics for NBCUniversal. Joshua is pursuing an MBA to help tech companies better engage under-served communities. He credits College Match as major advocates, and his parents for their hard work and grit. Read Full Story

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"Wow! Congratulations. If there were a Nobel Prize for college admissions, you'd be a shoo-in."

– Edward B. Fiske, Former Education Editor of The New York Times and Author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges

"You believed in us so much that we finally began believing in ourselves."

– Rosa Avila, Yale OB/GYN, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago.

"College Match is one of the top college access programs in the country. You make a positive difference in the lives of a lot of deserving kids."

– David Borus, Former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vassar College

"I went from Jordan High School [in Watts] to standing next to a member of the Supreme Court."

– Antonio Ingram, Yale & Berkeley Law Morrison & Foerster, Federal Judicial Clerkship, Government of Malawi

"Just spectacular. So many people we know are talk, talk, talking. You are doing. What a powerful impact you are having-changing the lives of so many young people. Just think where most of them would be were it not for you and your work."

– Arnie Miller, Former Director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office

College Match is "a network for students to connect with one another and strive for their dreams together."

– Rudy Torres, Brown University

"It is clear that you are doing extremely important work to enable these young people to realize their potential. Nothing could be more important. Keep it going."

– Bill George, Former CEO of Medtronic and the author of the best selling book, True North, which focuses on outstanding leadership

"I will be graduating from Columbia Law School and hope to make contributions to improving the wellbeing of low-income minority communities through looking at disparities in public health."

– Jennifer Anderson, Columbia Law School

"Exceptionally impressive."

– Mel Levine, Former United States Congressman

"College Match is doing the work that is so essential to youngsters with talent who need a staircase more than a step to reach their educational goals."

– Shirley M. Hufstedler, Former U. S. Secretary of Education

"I want to commend you on the work you are doing with students in the Los Angeles area. It is work that is definitely needed."

– Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach at Duke University and U. S. Olympic Coach

"Your record is simply incredible. We watch with great admiration as College Match offers a pathway for so many young people to realize their potential. Your vision and record are truly inspirational."

– Bill Corr, Former Deputy Secretary, Federal Dept. Of Health and Human Services

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