455
Students
Financial aid thermometer
31,771
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
91
91%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Principia College is a 4-year institution located in Elsah, IL, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL  62028
United States
Contact Ms. Tami Gavaletz
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Phone: 618-374-2131

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

134
Applied
122
Accepted
455
Enrolled
91%
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Female Admissions

71
Females Applied
65
Females Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

63
Males Applied
57
Males Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.4
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Christian Science commitment

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 523 663
SAT Math 565 510 630
ACT Composite 24 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

28,770
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
11,610
Room & board
5,510
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

31,771
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,381
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
34,385
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,558
Avg. Loan Aid
22,714
Avg. Grant Aid
28,101
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
93%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
54%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

455
Total undergrad students
18%
International Students
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.24%
Black or African American 2.24%
White or Caucasian 72.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 2.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.45%
Two or more races 0.89%
Other 1.57%

Gender

Male (50.99%)
Female (49.01%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 97%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Whole World Festival, Public Affairs Conference and Convocation Speaker Series

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Christian Science Organization, Community Service Team, Solidarity (Multi-club group), Rugby Club and Student Government

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

78
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 68
Part-time - 10
Male - 39
Female - 39