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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Peru State is a public college located in Peru, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,078 undergraduate students. The Peru State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 34% of students, Peru State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Peru State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Peru State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,902/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,774/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    45%
  • Online
    35%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,078Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
773
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Neighborly
    54%
  • Athlete
    23%
  • Dedicated
    15%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Small
    25%
  • Home away from home
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Peru State College Reviews

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Peru state has honestly been such a great school for me! It has shown me what it looks like to truly have educators who care about their students and want to see them succeed which is hard to find sometimes at schools. I always know that I can go to my teachers at any point during the week and not only do they remember me personally but they are so willing to sit down for however long it takes to help me with any problem I have.
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They're okay on education, BUT my biggest problem is how they process financial aid. Their financial aid dept sucks. They now have people in the front office that talks for financial aid. They split the financial aid in half and if you don't know this you end up owing an arm and a leg. Then they act dumb like they don't remember speaking to you or like you didn't tell them you were taking 9 credit hours. I can't wait to get out of here, it's been a fight with financial aid cause you'll have money one day and look on your mypsc and be owing all of it.
Its a very small but very beautiful campus, one of the most affordable too. I'm no master salesmen; but when I went and talked with all the professors and saw the campus with my own eyes, I could see that it had a good environment for work, study, and emotional growth. The college is very well suited for any and all students looking to make a start!