Principia College

Elsah, IL, USA
2.71 Average Rating

With a campus along the banks of the Mississippi River, Principia College is a 4-year liberal arts institution in southwest Illinois with an emphasis on Christian Science. Principia confers bachelor’s degrees in 28 majors as well as an Individualized Major that lets students design their own. Every student and faculty member at Principia belongs to the Christian Science faith and the school hosts the largest Christian Science Organization in the world. In addition to chapel services, students explore their faith in every location throughout the college including Bible lessons led by each residence hall’s Metaphysical Head.


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  • Not for Profit
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Rural
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What Students Are Saying

2.71 Average Rating
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.
Fellow CS
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.

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