College Prep Scholar Profile

For the 2021 College Prep Scholars Program, we received over 15,000 applications and selected 3,908 high school juniors as College Prep Scholars based on their academic achievement, financial qualifications, and personal character.

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

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.92
  • Class rank: 89% from the top 10%
  • Scored at least 1270 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT (if reported): 77%*

*Test scores are not required to apply to the College Prep Scholars Program.

Financial Profile

Household income under $65,000: 92%

Free or Reduced-Price School Meals: 82% eligible

Demographics

First-generation to attend a four-year college in the United States: 77%

Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 45%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: 34%
  • Asian: 31%
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Pacific Islander: 1%

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

U.S. Regional Distribution

  • Midwest: 15%
  • Northeast: 23%
  • South: 39%
  • West: 22%
  • Other: 1%

Citizenship

  • U.S. Citizen: 77%
  • U.S. Citizen with Dual Citizenship: 13%
  • U.S. Permanent Resident: 5%
  • Non-Citizen: 4%
  • U.S. Asylee/Refugee: 1%