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Principia College

Elsah, IL

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
French Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Recording Arts Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 523 663
SAT Math 565 510 630
ACT Composite 24 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,970
Private
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Fees

750
Full-time student fees
12,270
Room & board
5,810
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

30,938
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,355
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
33,575
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,205
Avg. Loan Aid
23,093
Avg. Grant Aid
27,624
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
89%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
69%
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

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Whole World Festival, Public Affairs Conference and Convocation Speaker Series

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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
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