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At a Glance


2019 QUICK FACTS

Enrollment

Of 2,206 Scholars:

  • 1,474 in Independent Day Schools
  • 604 in Independent Boarding Schools
  • 128 in Community Day Schools

Scholar Ethnicity

  • 62% Black/African American
  • 16% Latino/Hispanic
  • 14% Multiracial/Biracial
  • 8% Asian/Pacific Islander

Member Schools by Type

Of 329 Member Schools:

  • 203 are Independent Day Schools
  • 106 are Independent Boarding Schools
  • 20 are Community Day Schools
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On A Better Chance

  • Founded in 1963
  • Recruits students of color in grades 4 through 9
  • Only national organization of its kind

Mission and History  -  Reach and Impact

2019 CLASS PROFILE

Gender Breakdown

For Matriculated Students:

  • 58% Female
  • 42% Male

Grade Distribution

Average Grade Range:

  • 95 – 100: 40%
  • 89 – 94: 41%
  • 81 – 88: 17%
  • 75 – 80: 2%

Admissions Statistics

  • Applications Received: 2,003
  • Students Referred: 827
  • Scholars Accepted: 600
  • Scholars Placed: 471
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$19 million

in Financial Aid leveraged for our new 2019 Scholars

Schools Currently Attended by A Better Chance Scholars

All of these member schools had at least three Scholars matriculate in 2019.

A Better Chance put me on the path to have options that allowed me to travel around the world ten times over and currently have my dream job.

Michael Gary
Head of the Friends Select School, Nonprofit Founder, and Life-Long Learner &
A Better Chance Alumnus in Pomfret School's Class of 1982
96%

of A Better Chance graduating high school seniors immediately enrolled in college

83%

of Alumni have earned a Bachelor’s degree

50%

of Alumni have earned a Master’s or other
professional degree

Alumni Accomplishments