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Best Values in Colleges

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)


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Principia College is ranked 56 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 77%
Applicants who took ACT 51%

SAT Verbal Score

700+10%
600-69922%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69918%
600+25%

ACT Score

30-3610%
24-2932%
24+42%

Students applied228
Students admitted213
Admission rate93%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate69%
5-year graduation rate69%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$25,500
Fees$480
Room and board$10,500
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$37,480

Cost after need-based aid$14,799
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,072

Average debt at graduation$21,705

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$22,681
Average non-need-based aid$18,408

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment489

Full-Time

Men212
Women264

Part-Time

Men7
Women6

Freshmen retained79%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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