Partners in supporting & encouraging first-gen students

College Partners

We partner with colleges and universities from across the country that place a high value on admitting and supporting first-generation 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 nationally distributed I'm First! Guide to College, and participate in the UStrive online mentoring platform.

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University of Arizona


Arkansas Tech University


Azusa Pacific University

California Lutheran University

California State University-Monterey Bay

Claremont McKenna College

Feather River College

Holy Names University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pepperdine University

Pomona College

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

Vanguard University


Adams State University

Colorado College

Fort Lewis College


Albertus Magnus College

Central Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Quinnipiac University

Trinity College

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University

Yale University


University of Delaware

District of Columbia

American University

The Catholic University of America


Florida International University

New College of Florida

University of Florida


Emory University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University


Columbia College Chicago

Elmhurst College

Illinois State University

Northern Illinois University

Northwestern University

Saint Xavier University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Springfield


Holy Cross College

Indiana University


Grinnell College

Iowa Wesleyan University

University of Northern Iowa


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


Capital University

Case Western Reserve University

University of Dayton

Wittenburg University


Linfield University

Reed College

University of Oregon


Alvernia University

Arcadia University

Carnegie Mellon University

Chatham University

Dickinson College

Elizabethtown College

Gettysburg College

Lycoming College

Moravian University

Shippensburg University

Susquehanna University

Temple University

Thiel College

University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University

Horry-Georgetown Technical College


Lincoln Memorial University

Vanderbilt University


Concordia University Texas

Huston-Tillotson University

Southern Methodist University

St. Edwards University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

Texas Woman’s University

University of Houston

The University of Texas at Austin


Middlebury College


Christopher Newport University

College of William & Mary

George Mason University

Old Dominion University

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


Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

Whitman College

West Virginia

Davis & Elkins College


University of Wisconsin-Madison