C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Peru State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Peru State College

Cost

Net Price
$11,918/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,039/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,783/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,224/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,511/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
91%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,162Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Neighborly
    50%
  • Athlete
    30%
  • Dedicated
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Small
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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I love attending Peru State College. It is a very small campus, which allows for more of a community feel and that is one of the many reasons I really enjoy the school. The smallness of the school is a good fit for me because not only is it more of a community feel, but all of the professors know who you are personally. For example, my major is Vocal Music Education. My class has three students in it, including myself. It gives the professor a greater knowledge about each of us and that makes me feel very comfortable.
I am a very big fan of my dorm. Eliza Morgan Hall was just renovated in 2012, so the rooms are very new and modern and that makes it feel a lot more like home.
If there was one thing I could change about Peru, it would probably be the safety of the dorms. There is only an RA in the office two hours a day (7pm-9pm) but there are many people who do not live there, men mostly, that are constantly walking in and out without an escort. It concerns me a little.
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I have had class sizes that are as big as 20 to 30 students to a professor and then classes as small as 7 or 8 students to a professor, but the class size makes giving presentations a lot easier. Classes always have a lot of substance and therefore they have great quality to each student's academic program. Students are responsible for choosing and organizing their four-year plan for their academic program and they can choose to take their classes online, hybrid, or face-to-face but they must be aware of the class rotation as well as financial aid.
I love Peru State College; it truly has become a second home to me. The faculty and staff take the time to get to know you and genuinely care about you. The college is very in touch with the surrounding communities, providing students with many ways to build their portfolios and gain experience. If there was one thing I could change about the campus, it would be the food.