National College Match Finalist Profile

In 2020, out of over 18,500 applications, 6,885 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. Finalists exhibit outstanding academic achievement and qualify financially.

Below are some aggregate statistics that represent the strength of these Finalists:

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.90
  • Class rank: 87% from the top 10%
  • Scored above 1260 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT (if reported): 75%

Financial Profile

Household income under $65,000: 93%

Free or reduced-price lunch eligibility: 84%

Demographics

First generation to a four-year college: 76%

Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: 35%
  • Asian: 30%
  • Black/African American: 22%
  • Native American: 4%
  • Pacific Islander: 1%

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

U.S. Regional Distribution

  • South: 40%
  • West: 22%
  • Northeast: 22%
  • Midwest: 15%
  • Other: 1%

Citizenship

  • U.S. Citizen: 75%
  • U.S. Citizen with Dual Citizenship: 13%
  • U.S. Permanent Resident: 6%
  • Non-Citizen: 5%
  • U.S. Asylee/Refugee: 1%