Partners in supporting & encouraging first-gen students

College Partners

Strive for College partners with colleges and universities from across the country that place a high value on admitting and supporting first-gen college students. College Partners contribute to the I'm First! Stories campaign, nominate students to write for the I'm First! blog, are featured in the I'm First! Guide to College, and participate in Strive's online college mentoring platform, UStrive.

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Arizona

Rio Salado College

University of Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University

California

Azusa Pacific University

California Lutheran University

California State University-Monterey Bay

Claremont McKenna College

Feather River College

Fresno Pacific University

Holy Names University

Mills College

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Otis College of Art and Design

Sacramento State University

Saint Mary’s College of California

Stanford University

University of Redlands

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

Woodbury University

Colorado

Adams State University

Fort Lewis College

Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College

Central Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Quinnipiac University

Trinity College

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University

Yale University

Delaware

University of Delaware

District of Columbia

American University

The Catholic University of America

Florida

Florida International University

New College of Florida

University of Florida

Georgia

Emory University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Illinois

Columbia College Chicago

Elmhurst College

Illinois State University

Northern Illinois University

Northwestern University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Springfield

Indiana

Holy Cross College

Indiana University

Iowa

Grinnell College

Iowa Wesleyan University

University of Northern Iowa

Kentucky

Centre College

North Carolina

Davidson College

Meredith College

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University

Miami University

University of Dayton

Walsh University

Wittenburg University

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oregon

Reed College

University of Oregon

Willamette University

Pennsylvania

Alvernia University

Arcadia University

Carnegie Mellon University

Chatham University

Dickinson College

Gettysburg College

Moravian College

Shippensburg University

Susquehanna University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University

Tennessee

Belmont University

Lincoln Memorial University

Vanderbilt University

Texas

Concordia University Texas

Huston-Tillotson University

St. Edwards University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

The University of Texas at Austin

Utah

Weber State University

Vermont

Middlebury College

Virginia

Christopher Newport University

College of William & Mary

George Mason University

Old Dominion University

University of Mary Washington

University of Richmond

University of Virginia

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington and Lee University

Washington

Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

Whitman College

West Virginia

Davis & Elkins College

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison