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, are featured in the I'm First! Guide to College, and connect with prospective students through Strive's online platform.

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Spring Hill College

University of Arizona

Henderson State University

California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Holy Names University
Fresno Pacific University
Loyola Marymount University
Marymount California University
Mills College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
Otis College of Art and Design
Santa Clara University
Pepperdine University
Sacramento State University
Santa Clara University
Soka University of America
Stanford University
University of the Pacific
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
Vanguard University

Colorado College
United States Air Force Academy
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
University of Denver

Central Connecticut State University
Trinity College
Quinnipiac University
University of Bridgeport
Wesleyan University
Yale University

University of Delaware

District of Columbia
The Catholic University of America
George Washington University

University of Florida

Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University

Columbia College Chicago
Elmhurst College
Illinois State University
MacMurray College
Monmouth College
Northwestern University
University of Illinois Chicago
The University of Chicago

Anderson University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Saint Mary’s College of Indiana
University of Notre Dame

Grinnell College
Loras College
Luther College

Centre College

Bates College
Colby College

Johns Hopkins University
St. John’s College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Amherst College
Babson College
Bay Path University
Bentley University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Framingham State University
Harvard University
Lasell College
Northeastern University
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Wellesley College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Kalamazoo College
Northern Michigan University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan
University of Michigan at Flint

Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Truman State University
University of Central Missouri
Washington University in St. Louis

New Hampshire
Dartmouth College
Keene State College

New Jersey
Georgian Court University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers University – Camden
Rutgers University – Newark
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Seton Hall University

New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University
St. John’s College – New Mexico

New York
Barnard College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Fordham University
Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Manhattan College
New York University
Purchase College, SUNY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College
Skidmore College
St. John Fisher College
Syracuse University
The College of Saint Rose
University of Rochester

North Carolina
Davidson College
Duke University
Meredith College
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Antioch College
Baldwin Wallace University
Case Western Reserve University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
Walsh University

Oklahoma Baptist University

Reed College
Southern Oregon University
Warner Pacific College
Willamette University

Arcadia University
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cedar Crest College
Chatham University
Dickinson College
Elizabethtown College
Gettysburg College
Juniata College
Lafayette College
Lycoming College
Mount Aloysius College
Saint Francis University
Saint Vincent College
University of Pennsylvania

South Carolina
College of Charleston

Belmont University
Fisk University
Maryville College
Vanderbilt University

Texas State University
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Arlington

Ferrum College
Old Dominion University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Mary Washington
University of Richmond

Marshall University
Whitman College

Marquette University
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin – Platteville