Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)


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Principia College is ranked 37 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 65 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 52%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+3%
600-69923%
600+26%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69921%
600+29%

ACT Score

30-367%
24-2956%
24+63%

Students applied159
Students admitted120
Admission rate75%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$27,480
Fees$500
Room and board$11,030
Estimated book expense$1,000
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

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #NA

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met92%
Average need-based aid$26,239
Average non-need-based aid$21,792

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment464

Full-Time

Men222
Women228

Part-Time

Men7
Women7

Freshmen retained88%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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