Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)


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Principia College is ranked 42 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 79 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 39%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69928%
600+35%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69925%
600+28%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2955%
24+71%

Students applied165
Students admitted150
Admission rate91%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$28,320
Fees$600
Room and board$11,430
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$41,350

Cost after need-based aid$13,903
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,049

Average debt at graduation$21,260

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #NA

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met95%
Average need-based aid$27,447
Average non-need-based aid$23,301

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment479

Full-Time

Men229
Women233

Part-Time

Men8
Women9

Freshmen retained91%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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