Tuition & Fees

$27,980

$27,980

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
21%
500-599
40%
400-499
23%
300-399
8%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
20%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
68%
18-23
23%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
56%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 120
Declined + 39
Total Received 159
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Private (nonprofit)

460

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mass Communication
  2. Business Administration
  3. Education Studies
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Codes

SAT 1630
ACT 1118

School Facts

Principia, founded in 1912, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 2,600-acre campus is located in Elsah, 40 miles north of St. Louis.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 460
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Christian Science
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Elsah, IL

2,600-acre campus in Elsah (population: 669), 40 miles from St. Louis. Major airport and bus serve St. Louis; train serves Alton (10 miles).

Principia College
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
21%
500-599
40%
400-499
23%
300-399
8%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
30-36
20%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
68%
18-23
23%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
56%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 120
Declined + 39
Total Received 159

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

Important

Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Tami Gavaletz
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 277-4648, extension 2802
F: 618 374-4000
collegeadmissions@principia.edu

Cost

Tuition $27,480
Room $5,230
Board $5,800
Additional fees $500
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $40,010
Average Financial Aid - $30,022
Total with Avg. Aid $9,988

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,022

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,548,892
Other external
Total $8,548,892

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,731,682
Other external
Total $2,731,682

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
panther
School colors
navy blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages
French
Global Perspectives
History
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Religion
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

460
students

Female
50%
232

Male
50%
228

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

452
students

Female
51%
228

Male
49%
224

undergraduatePart-time

2%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

82%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.30
College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Germany
Ghana
Indonesia
Kenya
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ifigenia Xifre Villar
International Student Admissions Counselor
618 374-5179
ifi.xifrevillar@principia.edu

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