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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 80.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 45.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 6.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 34.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 22.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 6.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 28.00%
ACT score 24-29: 42.00%
ACT score 30-36: 17.00%
ACT score 24+: 59%
Students applied: 211
Students admitted: 167
Admission rate: 79%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 76.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 89%
Full-time enrolled men: 239
Full-time enrolled women: 249
Part-time enrolled men: 3
Part-time enrolled women: 4
Total enrollment: 495

COSTS

Tuition: $26,940
Room and board: $10,810
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $500
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 91%
Average need-based aid: $24,591
Average non-need-based aid: $22,664
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
133
Average aid package: $28,728
Students receiving need-based aid: 349
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 71%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
91%
% receiving student loans: 55%