What is UStrive?

Your one-stop destination for help with:


Research college
& find best fit colleges.
Find financial aid
& scholarship info.
Keep track of task
& application deadlines.
Get help with college
application essays.
Learn more about
partner college programs.


The Strive Advantage

Students and mentors meet on the Strive platform.
The platform hosts various useful tools to help guide and navigate the college application process.

Best Fit College

Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools from over 4,000 College Profiles to identify your best fit.

Interactive Curriculum

A complete guide for users to walk through all aspects of the college search and application process.

Task Tracking

Keep on top of tasks to complete and upcoming deadlines for colleges of interest.

Community Collaboration

Personalized based on your background, Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools to identify your best fit.

Paying for College

Learn about financial aid and scholarships and pay less for college.

1-on-1 Guidance

Engage with your student/mentor using Messaging, Phone, or Video Chat securely through the platform.

Hear from Strivers

What Strivers have to say about their experience of having a mentor.

Become a Strive Mentor

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Like the idea of a flexible, online option?

Flexible Schedule

Becoming an online mentor is a unique volunteer opportunity that allows you to tailor your mentoring to your availability.

Anytime, Anywhere

Provide mentoring online anytime, anywhere. Connect with students via phone, video, and/or direct messaging.


Being an online mentor is very rewarding. Mentors get to walk along side their student as they acheive their college dream!

Meet a Mentor

Mentors are volunteers. They are professionals, college students and retirees.

Why UStrive?

A college education is the most effective way to open doors of economic opportunity. Knowledgeable guidance throughout the process dramatically improves the likelihood of successful college admission.

Strive’s technology helps identify colleges that have a track record of graduating students with backgrounds similar to yours.

Access to college opportunity depends on access to college advising, which is increasingly hard to find in under-served public schools. Strive gives you the resources and knowhow to beat the odds and maximize your potential.

UStrive Works!

78% went to a four-year college or university.

78% went to a four-year college or university.

89% required no debt for tuition.

89% required no debt for tuition.

99% of Strivers go to college!

99% of Strivers go to college!

Partners & Sponsors

Corporations partner with Strive and provide their employees a flexible, online volunteer opportunity. Companies can have personalized pages for their employees and easy to follow stats pages overviewing employee involvement and engagement.