A quick how-to for our college search tool, the ScholarMatcher.
WHAT IS SCHOLARMATCHER?
The ScholarMatcher is a free college search tool built to help low-income and first-generation students find the right colleges for them.
After crunching data from over 1,400 colleges and universities, we’ve identified the schools that offer the best support for underserved students in 4 key areas:
• Financial Aid
• Student Support
• Post-Grad Affordability
The ScholarMatcher gives each school a GPA (up to 4.0) based on how well they meet our criteria of providing exceptional support to the students we serve.
WHO’S IT FOR?
Whether you’re a high school freshman wanting to get an early start on the college process or a senior gearing up to submit your college applications, the ScholarMatcher is the perfect place to start your college search!
You don’t need to be a college expert to help a high school student find their best fit college! Parents, high school counselors, and community mentors alike can easily use the ScholarMatcher to help a student with their college search.
We know we can’t do this work alone and invite colleges and universities to join the conversation on how to help even more students matriculate, persist and graduate from colleges and universities across the country.
HOW DOES IT WORK?1
Tell us about yourself
Start with just one input—enter your SAT, ACT, or GPA.2
Filters aren’t just for Instagram
Recommended schools that match your academic profile will show up on a zoomable map. From there, play around with our filters to explore colleges and narrow your search.3
Find your match
Click on each school to reveal more information about them, and “star” the schools you like. This will add them to your personal college list.4
Save and send!
Save your list of starred schools and share it with your family, friends, or on social media!