75% of the 2015 and 2016 College Match graduates were admitted into a Top 25 college or university


98% of the 2015 and 2016 College Match graduates were admitted into a Top 50 college or university


94% of College Match students have either graduated from college or are on track to do so.


Over the past seven years our seniors have raised their average SAT scores by over 344 points.

The total amount
of financial assistance that our seniors received represents a 2000% return on our investment.

Four College Match students have been accepted into the eight-year Brown University undergraduate and Medical School program. This program allows a student to enroll into Brown Medical School without taking the MCAT Exam and without applying to any Medical Schools as long as they maintain reasonable grades as a Brown undergraduate. It is among the rarest of all admissions possibilities for high school seniors. The program usually receives 2300 applicants (almost all from upper-income families) and only accepts 50 students a year. Very few inner-city low-income students are accepted into this program.

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College Match now has THREE Fulbright Scholars. Cynthia Gomez of Smith College and Garfield High School has received a Fulbright and will be teaching English in Malaysia! ! Marichuy Gomez, also of Garfield High School and Smith College, did her Fulbright last fall in Turkey. Our first Fulbright Scholar, Josh Rodriguez, is also a graduate of Garfield High School and was the only White House Intern to work on The President's Executive Order on Immigration. The Fulbright is the most impressive post-graduate award a student can receive except for the Rhodes Scholarship. It is extremely rare for a low-income minority youngster from East Los Angeles to win this Scholarship.

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Eight of our 2016 graduates have been awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship. Over the past eight years, College Match has had 34 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients. There are only 1000 Gates awards provided annually throughout the country, and it's probably the best scholarship a youngster can receive because it covers both undergraduate and graduate financial needs.

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About Us:

College Match was established in 2003 to concentrate on high achieving low-income high school students. In 2016, we will serve over 500 low-income students in three cohorts. College Match provides comprehensive college access services to low-income students in 19 Los Angeles inner-city public schools. Each student receives two years of comprehensive services including SAT Prep classes, visits to outstanding colleges all over the country, assistance with their essays, college applications and financial aid forms, and advocacy on their behalf with the colleges.

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