Peru State College

600 Hoyt St, Peru, United States
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Overview of Peru State College

About this school

Peru State is a public, multipurpose college. Founded in 1867, it is the oldest college in Nebraska. Its 103-acre campus is located in Peru, 60 miles south of Omaha.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,094
    • Men:868 (41.5%)
    • Women:1,226 (58.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Peru State College is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 10
City, State, Zip
Peru, NE  68421
Phone
(402) 872-2221
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 869 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
83 admitted students enrolled
Men
91 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
26%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $7,226 (38.716245177882556%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,630 (40.88084012001715%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,088 (5.829404200600086%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,720 (14.573510501500214%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Peru State College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002559
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


47

Part-Time Faculty


62

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


32%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
125
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Peru State College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


848

Nearest Metropolitan Area


104 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
10.1 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
62 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Bus Station
13 mile(s) from campus in Auburn
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Peru State College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board, black student union, peru student education association (psea), phi beta lambda (pbl), pilot club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,192

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,094
Women
1,226
Men
868

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 5.4% Black/African-American
  • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.6% White
  • 3.2% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


264

Student Resources

Study resources