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College Match has been selected as part of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program for our work on helping talented students from low-income families get accepted and graduate from the nation's top colleges and universities. Watch our video below to learn more.

Doctor. Innovator. Scientist. Ambassador. Supreme Court Justice.

There should be no limits for motivated students with big dreams.
Yet, nationwide:


3% of students at the most selective colleges come from low-income families.


75% of students at these institutions come from upper-income families.

With access to the same resources and support their peers enjoy, low-income students are just as successful.

Our Program

Why We Do It

Getting into college is a full-time job even for prep schoolers who have resources and connections. Imagine the challenge for students at overcrowded high schools with over-burdened college counselors, who are the first in their families to go to college. Without help, it’s nearly impossible to grasp:

  • The variety of prestigious schools
  • The opportunities for financial aid
  • The complexities of the application process

That's where we come in.

How We Do It

Icon of a student and teacher.

Each student is assigned a dedicated college counselor to guide them through the process from application to graduation.

Each student has access to small group intensive SAT preparation and 1:1 academic tutoring

For every dollar we raise, College Match generates a return on investment of 2,000% in total financial assistance for our students.

College Match could not exist without the generous and enthusiastic support of so many dedicated donors and volunteers.

If you would like to make a contribution to College Match, THANK YOU! No amount is too small, and all contributions are cherished.

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Beyond the Diploma

Meet Joshua High School: Garfield High School in East Los Angeles College: Pomona College B.A. 2013 Harvard Business School 2020 Career: Fulbright scholar in Mexico, worked on immigration issues at the White House, marketing analytics for NBCUniversal. Joshua is using his MBA to help tech companies better engage under-served communities. He credits College Match as major advocates, and his parents for their hard work and grit. Read Full Story
Meet Antonio High School: David Starr Jordan High School in South Central Los Angeles College: Yale B.A. 2011, Berkeley School of Law J.D. 2014 Career: Morrison & Foerster, Federal Judicial Clerkship, Government of Malawi. Growing up, Antonio saw injustice in his community and the legal system. Today, he wants every community to have a voice when decisions are made that will affect them. Read Full Story
Meet Rosa High School: Franklin High School in Highland Park, Los Angeles College: Yale B.A. 2009, Tufts M.S. 2013, Ross University School of Medicine M.D. 2017 with highest honors Career: OB/GYN, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago. Rosa ignored when people said you won't be able to be a doctor and instead made it happen. After Yale, Tufts and medical school: "Now I get to call myself Dr. Rosa Avila." Read Full Story
Meet Oscar High School: STEAM Legacy High School College: University of California, Los Angeles Career: Aspiring Engineer “I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD AS IT IS TODAY.” Read Full Story
Meet Reyna High School: Diego Rivera Green Design STEAM Academy College: Wellesley College Career: Aspiring Environmental Activist or Political Science Major I AM MADE OF ALL THINGS THIS WORLD COULD’T TAKE FROM ME. Read Full Story
Meet Martyn High School: Animo Oscar de la Hoya College: Dartmouth Career: Aspiring Engineer BIG CHANGE HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE BIG STEPS Read Full Story
Meet Blanca High School: Environmental Charter High School College: Washington University in St. Louis Career: Aspiring Pre-Med Student with interests in psychology and political science “WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER” Read Full Story
Meet Abby & Airin High School: Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School College: Stanford University Career: Aspiring Social Activists with interests in politics, public health and pediatrics “DREAMS AND ACTION MUST BE WOVEN TOGETHER.” Read Full Story
Meet Esmeralda High School: Bravo Medical Magnet School '16 College: Yale University '20 Career: Chemical Engineer “MY DREAM IS TO WORK AT BOEING AND GIVE BACK TO MY COMMUNITY THROUGH MY JOB.” Read Full Story

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2015-2022 College Match Admission Results

Over the past eight years, 75% of College Match seniors have been admitted into at least one Top 25 College…

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On May 31st, College Match held our 1st ever Virtual Graduation to applaud and commend the CM Class of 2020!…

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"Wow! Congratulations. If there were a Nobel Prize for college admissions, you'd be a shoo-in."

– Edward B. Fiske Former Education Editor of The New York Times and Author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges

"You believed in us so much that we finally began believing in ourselves."

– Rosa Avila Yale, OB/GYN, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago

"College Match is one of the top college access programs in the country. You make a positive difference in the lives of a lot of deserving kids."

– David Borus Former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vassar College

"I went from Jordan High School [in Watts] to standing next to a member of the Supreme Court."

– Antonio Ingram Yale & Berkeley Law — Morrison & Foerster, Federal Judicial Clerkship, Government of Malawi

"Just spectacular. So many people we know are talk, talk, talking. You are doing. What a powerful impact you are having-changing the lives of so many young people. Just think where most of them would be were it not for you and your work."

– Arnie Miller Former Director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office

"College Match is a network for students to connect with one another and strive for their dreams together."

– Rudy Torres Brown University

"It is clear that you are doing extremely important work to enable these young people to realize their potential. Nothing could be more important. Keep it going."

– Bill George Former CEO of Medtronic and the author of the best selling book, True North, which focuses on outstanding leadership

"I will be graduating from Columbia Law School and hope to make contributions to improving the wellbeing of low-income minority communities through looking at disparities in public health."

– Jennifer Anderson Columbia Law School

"Exceptionally impressive."

– Mel Levine Former United States Congressman

"College Match is doing the work that is so essential to youngsters with talent who need a staircase more than a step to reach their educational goals."

– Shirley M. Hufstedler Former U. S. Secretary of Education

"I want to commend you on the work you are doing with students in the Los Angeles area. It is work that is definitely needed."

– Mike Krzyzewski Head Basketball Coach at Duke University and U. S. Olympic Coach

"Your record is simply incredible. We watch with great admiration as College Match offers a pathway for so many young people to realize their potential. Your vision and record are truly inspirational."

– Bill Corr Former Deputy Secretary, Federal Dept. Of Health and Human Services

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