Tuition & Fees

$29,470

$29,470

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
36%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
11%
300-399
8%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
18%
24-29
38%
18-23
30%
12-17
12%
6-11
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
22%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

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 (nonprofit)

447

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 447
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Christian Science
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

Elsah, IL

2,600-acre campus in Elsah (population: 631), 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
44%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
22%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
36%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
11%
300-399
8%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
30-36
18%
24-29
38%
18-23
30%
12-17
12%
6-11
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
22%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%

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

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 122
Declined + 12
Total Received 134

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

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,771

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,770
Room $5,510
Board $6,100
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $42,080
Average Financial Aid - $31,771
Total with Avg. Aid $10,309

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,545,168
Other external
Total $8,545,168

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,362,387
Other external
Total $2,362,387
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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

Brian Gavaletz (men's)
Interim 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
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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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

447

total students

13%

in-state

87%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

447
students

Female
48%
216

Male
52%
231

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

438
students

Female
49%
214

Male
51%
224

3%

9
students

Female
23%
2

Male
77%
7

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Student Break-down

18%
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
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

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

84

semester hours

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 21
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Kenya
The Phillipines
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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