National College Match Finalist Profile

In 2016, out of 14,491 applications, 5,338 students were selected as Finalists based on their academic, financial, and extracurricular credentials. QuestBridge Finalists exhibit high academic achievement and qualify financially.

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

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.87
  • Redesigned SAT (middle 50%): 1280-1410
  • Old SAT (middle 50%): 1840-2120
  • ACT Composite (middle 50%): 28-32
  • Class rank: 86% from the Top 10%

Financial Profile

Median Income: $35,005

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch: 76% eligible

Demographics

First Generation to a 4-year college: 70%

Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 51%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 31%
  • Asian: 28%
  • Black/African American: 18%
  • 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

  • Midwest: 17%
  • Northeast: 17%
  • South: 39%
  • West: 26%
  • Other: 1%

Citizenship

  • U.S. Citizen: 77%
  • U.S. Citizen with Dual Citizenship: 10%
  • U.S. Permanent Resident: 6%
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): 4%
  • Non-Citizen: 3%
  • U.S. Asylee/Refugee: <1%