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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
12%
Out-Of-State Students
88%
0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
479
Total Number of Undergrads
479
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Tuition
In-State Tuition
$28,920
Out-of-State Tuition
$28,920
0
100
92%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,751
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
34
Size of Town
Suburb or town
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

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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.
Hannah

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