Principia College
Elsah, IL 62028-9799

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 479
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 555 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

91%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Principia College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 165 applications and 150 students were granted admission. Principia College is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 39% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 83% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT970 to 1240
ACT22 to 28
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Principia College's tuition was $27,480 for all students regardless of residency (2.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$14,499
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$27,480
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$27,480
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Principia College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. -- of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Principia College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

--
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
--
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Principia College has enrolled a total of 479 students (465 students full-time and 14 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 479 students, 16 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

479
Total Enrollment
16
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 73%

Non-resident alien: 17%

Hispanic: 4%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Principia College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 14% 8
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 11% 6
Philosophy And Religious Studies 7% 4
Education 7% 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 7% 4
Visual And Performing Arts 7% 4
History 4% 2
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 2
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 2
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

68%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Principia College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
32%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Principia College.

Lindenwood University
13.9 mile away
Ranken Technical College
21.1 mile away
Fontbonne University
21.2 mile away
Concordia Seminary
21.5 mile away