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  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
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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 liberal arts college helping students discover their potential while providing excellent, affordable education in a community that prioritizes spiritual growth. Students gain knowledge, confidence, and character growth in a supportive and welcoming community.

Just 45 minutes from St. Louis, the 2,600-acre National Historic Landmark campus overlooks the Mississippi River. Principia College is a global community—20% of students are from outside the U.S., representing 25+ countries. Principia offers multiple faculty-led study abroad programs each year, 27 majors, and a variety of research opportunities. Nearly 60 percent of the Class of 2019 participated in a Principia-sponsored international abroad.

As a college for Christian Scientists, Principia provides a spiritually grounded education that supports students who want to grow academically, physically, socially, and spiritually—and encourages them to discover their potential in every aspect of college life.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
June 1
Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,894 / 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
$28,186 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 3 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 4 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 4 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
392 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
15
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
0%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

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60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 5 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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National
83%

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