National College Match Finalist Profile

In 2018, out of 16,248 applications, 6,507 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. Finalists exhibit high academic achievement and qualify financially.

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

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.90
  • SAT (middle 50%): 1320-1450
  • ACT Composite (middle 50%): 28-32
  • Class rank: 86% from the Top 10%

Financial Profile

Median Income: $35,000

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch: 79% eligible

Demographics

First Generation to a 4-year college: 73%

Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 50%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 31%
  • Asian: 31%
  • Black/African American: 18%
  • Native American: 5%
  • Pacific Islander: 1%

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

U.S. Regional Distribution

  • South: 41%
  • West: 24%
  • Northeast: 20%
  • Midwest: 15%
  • Other: 1%

Citizenship

  • U.S. Citizen: 77%
  • U.S. Citizen with Dual Citizenship: 12%
  • U.S. Permanent Resident: 6%
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): 2%
  • Non-Citizen: 4%
  • U.S. Asylee/Refugee: <1%