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Principia College

1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL

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Principia College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Elsah, IL, which is a predominantly rural area. The higher teacher/student ratio and access to faculty and teachers are due primarily to the smaller enrollment, over 500 students, maintained by Principia College.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Principia College offers:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions at Principia College. A score between 1376 - 1911 on the SAT, or 21 - 30 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. 80% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 61 percent choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $28,000 per year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine cost. The price of on-campus housing is around $5,100 for the year. Some students at Principia College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Principia College Panthers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA.

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.principiacollege.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Principia College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Principia College is around 460 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $30,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $900-$1,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$24,717
Receiving Student Loans57%$5,713
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Principia College may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Principia College is close to 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years61%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Principia College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Principia College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
75.47%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
6:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$24,540