Principia College

Elsah, IL

Principia College

Elsah, IL

Tuition & Fees

$30,720

$30,720

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
31%
18-23
31%
12-17
17%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
21%
12-17
24%
30-36
21%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

5

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 96
Declined + 9
Total Received 105
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Private (nonprofit)

407

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
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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 407
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Christian Science
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Elsah, IL

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).

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
31%
18-23
31%
12-17
17%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
21%
12-17
24%
30-36
21%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 96
Declined + 9
Total Received 105

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
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Brett Grimmer
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 277-4648, extension 2802
F: 618 374-4000
collegeadmissions@principia.edu

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,447.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,970
Room $5,810
Board $6,462
Additional fees $750
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $43,992
Average Financial Aid - $33,447
Total with Avg. Aid $10,545

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Katie Schiele
Director of Financial Aid
katie.schiele@principia.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Ann Pierson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
panther
School colors
navy blue and gold

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Majors

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

407

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

407
students

Female
48%
196

Male
52%
211

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

388
students

Female
49%
187

Male
51%
201

5%

19
students

Female
48%
9

Male
52%
10

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Brett Grimmer
Interim Director of Admissions
618 374-5180
brett,grimmer@principia.edu

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