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Principia College Reviews

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  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe as you can get. almost too safe, considering there are no locks on dorm rooms.

    Greek Life

    none.

    What to do for fun

    haha. you'll have to figure that one out for yourself!

    Food and Dining

    more options would be great, but there isn't much to be expected from such a small school.

    Dorm Life

    very safe and friendly, but can get crowding if you need alone time.

    Academic Rigor

    easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're gay, come with determination. only with steely resolution and more support can prin be convinced of its prejudice.

    In three sentences

    a kind and very loving community. small classes make for more one-on-one time, and there are always tutors available. the bluffs are a great place to explore and think.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus security works really hard and is generally very good. Not much gets stolen because the campus is really small so it would be easy to figure out where it went.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities. The campus is too small.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian Scientists who like smaller schools.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer great financial aid and scholarships, and the education you get is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus if you don't have access to a car, but if you do then you can easily get to St. Louis. The Pub is a great place to hang out, and there are lots of trails out onto the bluffs that you can explore.

    Food and Dining

    The dining services are fairly good, compared to other college campus' I have been on, and there is always a wide variety of food available. I've found that the amount of money on my meal card is adequate, though others have had problems. If you don't want to eat in the dining room you can go the pub or the c-store, but otherwise you have to go significantly far off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The houses are all small enough that you know pretty much everyone in your house. I feel comfortable leaving my stuff in the living room if I have to, it's never been taken, and I trust everyone in my house. All but one of the houses (and the freshman houses) are same-sex, which can be good or bad, depending on the person. The resident counselors are all extremely helpful and sweet and generally know what is going on in their house.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are all academically challenging to different degrees. A majority of them require a lot of thought and hard work, but it depends on how much you want to challenge yourself and what your major is. Most of the teachers are really great.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good idea to have a car, or have a friend with a car, because otherwise it is impossible to get off campus. You do need to be a Christian Scientist to attend, but you can be anywhere in your knowledge or belief of Christian Science.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the most uplifting campus' I have ever been on, because everyone understands the importance of Christian Science. The small size of the campus means that you get one on one time with all your professors, and they are able to take a personal interest in their students. The academics at Principia are exceptional and can be geared towards almost anyone.