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  • 1 Maybeck Place
    Elsah , IL 62028-9799
    (618) 374-2131
    http://www.principiacollege.edu
    Setting
    Rural area, on fringe of an urban area
    Enrollment
    532
    Full time
    528
    Part time
    4
    Men full time
    252
    Women full time
    276
    Mission Statement

    The Purpose of Principia College is to serve the Cause of Christian Science (Education at The Principia, page 227).

    The mission of Principia College is to provide students of Christian Science with a comprehensive, co-educational program of liberal arts and sciences. The college is committed to academic excellence and character education. It is also dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and athletic development of each student. In this context, Principia offers its students an international perspective and challenges them to be ethically strong in service to the world community.

    Principia College More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    None
    Highest degree offered
    Bachelor's degree
    Calendar
    Semester
    Distance learning opportunities
    No

  • Principia College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $100
    Applied 209
    Admitted 168
    Enrolled 103
    Admitted % 80%

    Principia College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended

    Principia College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 81%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 458
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 635
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 460
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 633
    Students submitting ACT 53%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 21
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 30

    Principia College Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 1%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 0%
    Hispanic 1%
    White/Non-Hispanic 18%
    Non-Resident Alien 17%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 10%
  • Principia College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $25,500
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $25,500
    Books and Supplies $900
    On-campus room and board $10,000
    Off-campus room and board $5,720

    Principia College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 91%
    Receiving Federal Grants 0% ,
    Receiving Institutional Aid 90% , $22,717 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 58% , $6,001 on average
  • Principia College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Environmental Biology 8
    BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor
    Business Administration and Management, General 21
    COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor
    Mass Communication/Media Studies 15
    COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor
    Computer Science 9
    EDUCATION Bachelor
    Elementary Education and Teaching 6
    Secondary Education and Teaching 0
    ENGINEERING Bachelor
    Engineering Science 0
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor
    English Language and Literature, General 9
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor
    Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0
    French Language and Literature 0
    German Language and Literature 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 4
    HISTORY Bachelor
    History, General 3
    LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor
    Mathematics, General 7
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor
    International/Global Studies 1
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor
    Environmental Studies 11
    PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 0
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor
    Philosophy 2
    Religion/Religious Studies 5
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Chemistry, General 3
    Physics, General 1
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Economics, General 2
    Political Science and Government, General 11
    Sociology and Anthropology 14
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 12
    Music, General 4
  • Principia College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline March 1
    Priority application deadline November 15
    Fall application deadline February 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due March 1
    SAT Subject score report due July 1
    College will notify student by October 15
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline -
    Financial aid deadline March 1
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about April 1
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline November 15
    College will notify student of early action by December 1

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline March 1
    Transfer application closing date March 1
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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  • Fellow CS

    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. read full review

  • Hannah

    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… more read full review

    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. read full review

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