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Best Values in Colleges

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)


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Principia College is ranked 35 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 58 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 80%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69928%
600+34%

SAT Math Score

700+6%
600-69922%
600+28%

ACT Score

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

Students applied211
Students admitted167
Admission rate79%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$26,940
Fees$500
Room and board$10,810
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$39,250

Cost after need-based aid$14,659
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,586

Average debt at graduation$23,732

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$0

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met91%
Average need-based aid$24,591
Average non-need-based aid$22,664

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment495

Full-Time

Men239
Women249

Part-Time

Men3
Women4

Freshmen retained89%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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