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Principia College
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  • 4 Year
  • ELSAH, IL

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade unavailable
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade unavailable

About

1 MAYBECK PLACE
ELSAH, IL 62028
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Principia College

Principia College is a top-10 best value national liberal arts college located 45 minutes from St. Louis, MO. We offer over 30 majors and minors, 16 NCAA Division III athletic teams, multiple faculty-led study abroad programs, a variety of student clubs and organizations, as well as exciting research and leadership opportunities.

Principia College’s beautiful, 2,600-acre National Historic Landmark campus sits atop the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Elsah, IL. Our campus is a thriving global environment enriched by students from over 30 states and 26 countries.

Living the principles and values of Christian Science, the Principia College community welcomes students from a variety of faith backgrounds who are eager to explore their relationship to God. Our educational programs are designed to help each student uncover their full potential by fostering their intellectual, social, moral, physical, and spiritual growth in a vibrant, nurturing atmosphere.

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Principia College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
June 1
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,630 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,520 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 3 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 6 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 6 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
331 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Loving
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 4 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Christian Science
    33%
  • Underrated
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
83%

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