PUPP provides each scholar with comprehensive college counseling, college tours and mentoring so that they are able to identify colleges that fit their needs. As a result, PUPP Scholars have enrolled and been academically successful at some of our nation’s top colleges and universities. Most scholars receive significant financial aid packages and supports from their undergraduate institutions, allowing them to fully engage in their undergraduate/graduate studies with little student loan debt.

top 10%

Typical class ranking of PUPP Scholars upon high school graduation


Number of PUPP Alumni we currently serve


the percentage among PUPP’s first ten cohorts that have earned a college degree, compared to a national average of 55% for all college students and 10% for low-income students
PUPP Scholar Alumni from our classes of 2004-2019, will be/currently attend or have graduated from college and universities across the country including:
  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Haverford College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lehigh University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Occidental College
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Tulane University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University
  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Lafayette College
  • Mt. Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Trinity College
  • Drew University
  • Howard University
  • Kaplan University
  • Kean University
  • Loyola University- Maryland
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • Morehouse College
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University- Camden
  • Rutgers University- New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University- Newark
  • Seton Hall University
  • Spelman College
  • Stockton University
  • SUNY- New Paltz
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Ursinus College
  • William Paterson University
  • West Virginia University

Schools are listed according to the Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges 2016