Principia College

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Principia College
1 Maybeck Place

General Information

Principia College is a private, non-profit college located in Elsah, IL. It boasts a total enrollment of less than 1000 students. It also employs a quarterly based calendar and awards undergraduate but no graduate degrees.

It resides in a reasonably rural area, and provides college level courses and degree programs up to the bachelor's degree level.

It is primarily a liberal arts and sciences school that offers exclusively 4-year undergraduate degrees. Additionally, it is a somewhat selective school with low incoming student transfers, and has a very small and highly residential student body.

The school also has scored a student to faculty rate at 7:1 - this number is a great indicator of the class sizes which one could expect at Principia College.


Principia College does not have an open admission policy, and a minimum standard should be met to be admitted into the college. There is an application fee of $25 to apply directly to the college. In 2012, there were 124 male applicants, and 107 female applicants that applied to this school.

Every college uses different criteria when deciding which students to accept into their college. Principia College looks at the following metrics when screening admission into the school:

  • High School GPA
  • High School Records
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Portfolios or Certifications
  • Admissions Tests Like the ACT and SAT

When you are applying to a university, it's important to anticipate which kinds of credits are transferable into the school. The admissions department at Principia College accepts these hours of credit as transferable upon acceptance:

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Credits From High School

Programs and Services

When you are looking at a potential college to enroll at, it's necessary to fully develop an understanding of what services are maintained by the college inside and outside of the classrooms. Principia College offers the following services:

  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Student Counseling Services
  • Work-Study Programs and Internships

It is recommended to contact the school directly using the school contact information which can be found on this listing, to retain a better idea about these programs and how the school integrates them.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Principia College does not charge different tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, and college students can expect a yearly tuition fee of $23625.

Principia College also provides on-campus housing and dorms at a yearly price of $4380. Meal plans and food services are also offered for students. The average yearly prices for these meals is $4620 for each student.

The college provides students with these financial services to students to assist with tuition prices:

  • Payment Plans for Tuition Costs
  • Pay Later Tuition Programs
  • No Payments Until 6 Months After Graduation

There is a total enrollment of 526 college undergraduates attending this school, and 449 (85%) of these students receive some sort of financial aid. The school has a total financial aid reserve of $8782454, and gives each student an average amount of $19560 in tuition assistance.

Also, there are 0 students attending this school that are currently receiving Pell Grants from the school. The school has a yearly reserve of $0 in Pell Grants, and supplies them to 0% of the student body, with an average Pell Grant of $0.

Many students attending college choose to receive government loans in order to go to college. As of 2012, 0% of their students are being awarded federal loans. The average amount loaned to each of the 0 students who receive federal government aid at Principia College is $0.

Government aid eligibility is calculated using a group of unique factors, and we suggest you contact this college so you can investigate the specific stipulations and eligibility for financial aid.