Principia College

Elsah, IL

Principia College

Elsah, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$30,720

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
603
25th
528
75th
603
25th
490
75th
28
25th
23
75th
26
25th
20
75th
29
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 69
Declined 5
Total Received 74
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Private

425

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Principia College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 425
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational

2,600-acre campus in Elsah (population: 630), 40 miles from St. Louis. Major airport and bus serve St. Louis; train serves Alton (10 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Principia College
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL
62028

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
603
25th
528
75th
603
25th
490
75th
28
25th
23
75th
26
25th
20
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) July 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 69
Declined 5
Total Received 74

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$27,823

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,970
Room $5,810
Board $6,460
Additional fees $750
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $43,990
Average Financial Aid - $27,823
Total with Avg. Aid $16,167

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,496,631
Other external
Total $8,496,631

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,802,554
Other external
Total $2,802,554
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 277-4648, extension 2813
F: 618 374-4000
finaid@principia.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Engineering Science.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
French Studies.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Music Technology.
Music, General.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sustainability Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

425

total students

15%

in-state

85%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

425
students

Female
48%
205

Male
52%
220

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

399
students

Female
48%
193

Male
52%
206

6%

26
students

Female
46%
12

Male
54%
14

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

39%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.40
College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Colombia
France
Kenya
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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