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Best Values in Colleges

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)


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Principia College is ranked 65 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 137 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 71%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Verbal Score

700+4%
600-69930%
600+34%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69925%
600+30%

ACT Score

30-3617%
24-2942%
24+59%

Students applied189
Students admitted159
Admission rate84%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate67%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$26,350
Fees$500
Room and board$10,650
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$38,500

Cost after need-based aid$15,109
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,337

Average debt at graduation$22,984

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met74%
Average need-based aid$23,391
Average non-need-based aid$15,163

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment480

Full-Time

Men222
Women258

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained79%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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