College Prep Scholar Profile

For the 2017 College Prep Scholars Program, we received over 12,000 applications and 3,736 were selected as College Prep Scholars based on their academic, financial, and extracurricular credentials. 

Below are some aggregate statistics that represent the strength of these College Prep Scholars:

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.90
  • SAT (ERW+M middle 50%): 1290-1430
  • ACT Composite (middle 50%): 27-31
  • Class rank: 90% from the Top 10%

Financial Profile

Median Income: $35,397

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch: 78% eligible

Demographics

First Generation to a 4-year college: 71%

Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 50%
  • Hispanic: 33%
  • Asian: 28%
  • Black/African American: 19%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander: 6%

Please note: The sum of these percentages is over 100% due to multiple races/ethnicities selected.

U.S. Regional Distribution

  • Midwest: 16%
  • Northeast: 19%
  • South: 39%
  • West: 26%
  • Other: <1%