Our Outcomes

Without CatalyzED, I would not be going to UF for free. I have always believed that I had the intelligence to get into a great school like UF, but I lacked knowledge regarding applying and getting into college, as well as the monetary aspects of attending college. CatalyzED helped not only to discipline me, but to give me a structure in what I need to get done to make applying to college and financial aid as smooth a road as possible.

CatalyzED Fellows

  • Average unweighted GPA: 3.60

  • Average SAT: 1200

  • Average family income: $22,500

  • 100% first generation in the US or to go to college


100% of CatalyzED Fellows were accepted to 4 year universities, including:

  • Amherst College

  • American University

  • Brandeis University

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • Colgate University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Duke University

  • Florida International University

  • Florida Poly Tech

  • Florida State University

  • George Washington University

  • Occidental College

  • Pomona College

  • Rice University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Florida

  • University of Miami


Financial Aid

  • Total financial aid offered = $3,000,000

  • Average bill balance for annual direct costs= $380

  • 88% of fellows have a bill balance of $0

My Catalyst has helped encourage us and pushed us when we are giving up. My talents and hard work will mean something and make a difference to my family and myself now that my Catalyst has helped me not let it go to a waste. I feel more ready for college than I ever have before. As a first generation student going to college I was lost from the start. My parents never made it past the 4th grade and my sisters never went to college so this whole college process has been hard with both understanding the process and participating in it as well. I have learned that deadlines are P R I O R I T I E S and I really need to stop procrastinating. My Catalyst has helped with that ABUNDANTLY.