Tool December 2017

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Principia College (Elsah, IL)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 83.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 39.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 7.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 35.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 25.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 28.00%
ACT score 24-29: 55.00%
ACT score 30-36: 16.00%
ACT score 24+: 71%
Students applied: 165
Students admitted: 150
Admission rate: 91%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 61%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 91%
Full-time enrolled men: 229
Full-time enrolled women: 233
Part-time enrolled men: 8
Part-time enrolled women: 9
Total enrollment: 479

COSTS

Tuition: $28,320
Room and board: $11,430
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $600
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 95%
Average need-based aid: $27,447
Average non-need-based aid: $23,301
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
133
Average aid package: $31,415
Students receiving need-based aid: 335
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 70%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
92%
% receiving student loans: 63%