Principia College

Elsah, IL

Principia College

Elsah, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$30,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
36%
500-599
36%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
10%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 122
Declined 12
Total Received 134
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Private

455

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 455
Established in 1910
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).

  • Metropolitan area: St. Louis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lambert-St. Louis International

Principia College
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah
62028

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Christian Science Organization
  • Community Service Team
  • Solidarity (Multi-club group)
  • Rugby Club
  • Student Government

Top Events

  • Whole World Festival
  • Public Affairs Conference
  • Convocation Speaker Series
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
44%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
61%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
36%
500-599
36%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
10%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 122
Declined 12
Total Received 134

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $29,490
Room & board $11,960
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $43,150
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

455

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

455
students

Female
49%
223

Male
51%
232

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

441
students

Female
49%
216

Male
51%
225

4%

14
students

Female
50%
7

Male
50%
7

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 71%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

11

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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