Tuition & Fees

$30,190

$30,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
18%
700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
25%
24-29
48%
18-23
19%
12-17
8%
30-36
20%
24-29
43%
18-23
22%
12-17
15%
30-36
25%
24-29
48%
18-23
19%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 137
Declined + 12
Total Received 149
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Private (nonprofit)

448

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 448
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
22%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
18%
700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
25%
24-29
48%
18-23
19%
12-17
8%
30-36
20%
24-29
43%
18-23
22%
12-17
15%
30-36
25%
24-29
48%
18-23
19%
12-17
8%

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 Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 137
Declined + 12
Total Received 149

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

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,875

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,490
Room $5,670
Board $6,290
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $43,150
Average Financial Aid - $32,875
Total with Avg. Aid $10,275

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,341,892
Other external
Total $8,341,892

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,099,902
Other external
Total $2,099,902
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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

Tami Gavaletz
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
tami.gavaletz@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

Pete Paciorek (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 Perspectives
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

448

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

448
students

Female
46%
204

Male
54%
244

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

430
students

Female
46%
196

Male
54%
234

5%

18
students

Female
45%
8

Male
55%
10

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement 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

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

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

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Kenya
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nathan Smith
International Student Admissions Counselor
618 374-5179
nathan.smith@principia.edu

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