Tool December 2016

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 84.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 52.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 3.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 26.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 21.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 8.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 29.00%
ACT score 24-29: 56.00%
ACT score 30-36: 7.00%
ACT score 24+: 63%
Students applied: 159
Students admitted: 120
Admission rate: 75%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 71.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 88%
Full-time enrolled men: 222
Full-time enrolled women: 228
Part-time enrolled men: 7
Part-time enrolled women: 7
Total enrollment: 464

COSTS

Tuition: $27,480
Room and board: $11,030
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $500
Total cost: $40,010
Cost after need-based aid: $13,771
Cost after non-need-based aid: $18,218
Average debt at graduation: $20,068

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 92%
Average need-based aid: $26,239
Average non-need-based aid: $21,792
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
85
Average aid package: $70
Students receiving need-based aid: 324
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 70%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
85%
% receiving student loans: 81%